# RE: st: Re: standard error and significance

 From "Kieran McCaul" To Subject RE: st: Re: standard error and significance Date Wed, 17 Jun 2009 07:59:15 +0800

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A significance test will ascertain if an observed value is consistent
with the null hypothesis and if departure from the expected value under
the null could be attributed to chance.

So you need to specify the expected value, E(Y), of Y be under the null
hypothesis.

Given that I don't know exactly what you are doing, I suppose that the
test would then be z=(Y - E(Y))/SE(Y).

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Sent: Wednesday, 17 June 2009 7:35 AM
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Subject: Re: st: Re: standard error and significance

Yes, I got the standard error of Rij after the regression by stata,
and can calculat the standard error of Y by the formula. But how could
I know if Y is siginificant by its standard error?

Quoting Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:

> <>
>
> The standard error of Rij will be accessible after the rgression as
-di
> _se[Rij]- which , according to your formula, is what you need...
>
> HTH
> Martin
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: <jjc.li@utoronto.ca>
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 1:09 AM
> Subject: st: standard error and significance
>
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> Here's a fomula,
>>
>> Y=1+Rij/(Si*Sj),
>>
>> where Rij is a coef. abtained form a regression; Si and Sj are
>> obtained form a data set (let's say ten years annual data).
>>
>> Now, I am going to evaluated Y at the means of Si and Sj. The
>> standard errors of Y can be calculated by SE(Y)=SE(Rij)/SiSj. So
>> How could I determine if the result of Y is siginificant at 5%
>> level, according to its standard error? How to do it by STATA?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Crystal
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