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Re: st: Expanded significance values in STATA output?


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Expanded significance values in STATA output?
Date   Wed, 19 Apr 2006 22:06:43 +0100 (BST)

Elliott:
Stata doesn't tell you any more digits because in any real live data
any additional digit is just random noise. I would argue that in most
cases the third digit is already random noise. That level of precision
would require very very very very precisely measured data and a very
very very very strong reason to believe that the model on which the 
siginificance levels are based is exactly right. This does not happen
in real data. Generally Stata programers have good reasons for not 
reporting things, and in this case it is to prevent you from reporting
random noise.
HTH,
Maarten

--- G Elliott Wimmer <g.elliott@psych.stanford.edu> wrote:
> I have a very simple questions:  is it possible to get more detailed
> significance values (i.e. more digits beyond 0) in STATA output? 
> Currently, the logit and pwcorr (with 'sig') commands that I am using only
> give '0.000' for strongly significant variables.  However, for coming
> publications it would be much more useful to see beyond this limit to
> determine if something is significant at, e.g. p<.0004 or p<.00000001.  A
> reasonably extensive web search from various sites doesn't yield any
> answers.


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