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"Stas Kolenikov" <skolenik@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: Standard error of the estimate for svy: reg |

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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:48:14 -0500 |

On 8/22/07, Steven Samuels <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net> wrote: > I'll leave this topic with the following reference: > > http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/331/7521/903 I'd say that's a starting point for a new discussion about who uses statistics in what ways -- I can find something to discuss pretty much in any paragraph. For instance, from the fact that not all distributions have standard deviations, to begin with (e.g., Cauchy), and not always is the standard error = standard deviation / sqrt(sample size). Back to the original problem -- I totally agree with your reservation that RMSE is not measuring anything in particular in the context of survey data (any survey estimation is only sensible to the extent that there is a population parameter to be estimated; the variance of the regression error term is a kinda shaky one), and thus it is fully appropriate for Stata not to report it. -- Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name Small print: Please do not reply to my Gmail address as I don't check it regularly. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**RE: st: Standard error of the estimate for svy: reg***From:*"Richard Forshee" <rforshee@umd.edu>

**Re: st: Standard error of the estimate for svy: reg***From:*Steven Samuels <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net>

**Re: st: Standard error of the estimate for svy: reg***From:*"Michael S. Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com>

**Re: st: Standard error of the estimate for svy: reg***From:*Steven Samuels <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net>

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