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Re: st: Re: using coefficients from model


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   stata list <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Re: using coefficients from model
Date   Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:53:59 +0000 (GMT)

--- Chris Witte wrote:
> I want to report the regression equation in my manuscript 
> so the reader can plug in their independent variable values
> and get the correct estimate.  I thought that calculating
> the difference between the _fracpred_ estimated values and
> the values estimated using the coefficients from the 
> _fracpoly_ output would be the fastest way to find the 
> "real" constant for reporting purposes.  Is there a better
> (i.e. easier) way?  Am I misunderstanding the process?

Point is that -fracpoly- does not adjust the constant but
the covariates. I would actually report the formulas in 
a footnote or an appendix (together with the necessary
describtive statistics of the covariates, that are used 
in the formulas). This way your result will become less
of a "black box".

-- Maarten

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Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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