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Re: st: reporting beta coefficients in GEE


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reporting beta coefficients in GEE
Date   Mon, 3 Aug 2009 02:23:03 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Sun, 2/8/09, Alison McCarthy wrote:
> I was wondering whether there was a problem if I reported
> standardised coefficients? I have many variables that are
> scaled differently and do not appear to be comparable in the
> using the usual b scores. I am using GEE, pa f(nb)
> corr(exch)

In principle there is nothing wrong with standardizing 
variables to make their coefficients comparable. I'd be a bit 
hesitant to compare the effects of variables that are very 
different on substantive reasons. I'd rather report the 
effect of getting a year older and getting a euro/dollar more 
income on a dependent variable. Standardizing means that you 
loose these substantively interesting metrics, which is often 
more important to me than finding the "strongest" effect.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

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