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


From   Christian Weiß <mail@cweiss.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Non-normally distributed dependent variable for Random-Intercept Model and 2SLS
Date   Mon, 9 Nov 2009 18:11:34 -0500

Thx for the clarification and for rescueing me from evil Wikipedia ;)

best
Christian




On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- 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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