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Re: st: Non-normally distributed dependent variable for Random-Intercept Model and 2SLS


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Non-normally distributed dependent variable for Random-Intercept Model and 2SLS
Date   Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:02:34 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Mon, 9/11/09, Christian Weiß wrote:
> However, I thought - and please forgive me citing wikipedia at this
> point - that calculation of the Confidence Interval assumes a normal
> distribution?

The dangers of Wikipedia: It is incorrect in this case, or at least 
misleading: The normality assumption refers to the residuals and _not_
the dependent variable. This is what I attempted to say in my previous
post. 

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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