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Re: st: autocorrelation in Poisson regression, follow-up


From   David Greenberg <dg4@nyu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: autocorrelation in Poisson regression, follow-up
Date   Tue, 05 Aug 2008 20:40:41 -0400

In a recent paper I handled this situation by estimating the Poisson regression, generating the deviance residuals, and using the corrgram command to obtain a correlogram for the residuals. David Greenberg, Sociology Department, New York University

----- Original Message -----
From: Antonio Silva <asilva100@live.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:15 am
Subject: st: autocorrelation in Poisson regression, follow-up
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu


> Stas (and others):
> 
> 
> Thanks for responding to my question. To be honest, I am not sure how 
> to define autocorrelation in this context. I sent out an article for 
> review. The dependent variable is a yearly count variable--number of 
> groups founded. The range is 0-5. I used a simply Poisson regression 
> model with several independent variables. One of the reviewers said 
> the analysis was flawed because I "did not test for autocorrelation on 
> the dependent variable." Unfortunately, the reviewer did not give me 
> any clue as to how to proceed. So I am kind of at a loss here. 
> Essentially, I think the reviewer wanted to make sure the yearly 
> counts were not related to each other in any meaningful way.
> 
> 
> Any further thoughts are appreciated, and I wish I could tell you more 
> about what I need.
> 
> 
> A. Silva
> 
> 
> 
> 
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