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Re: st: Question on stir


From   Timothy.Mak@iop.kcl.ac.uk
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Question on stir
Date   Mon, 8 Aug 2005 15:06:33 +0100

But I have not heard that maximum likelihood asymptotic results 
systematically underestimates the standard error, as seems to be the case 
here. 

Tim




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Tim wrote,
 
I wonder if I could ask a more theoretical question: I've calculated the 
confidence interval using the Poisson regression method as suggested. The 
confidence intervals were consistently smaller than the ones given by 
stir.
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-poisson- calculates an approximate (asymptotic) confidence interval, and 
especially if you have few events there can be some discrepancy between 
the "exact" interval calculated by -ir- and -stir-, and the result from 
-poisson-. The exact interval should, I think, be preferred. But you can 
only obtain it in simple situations, not when more independent variables 
are involved.
 
Svend

 
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