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Re: st: AW: t-test using analytic weights


From   Sripal Kumar <sripalkumar@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: t-test using analytic weights
Date   Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:21:10 -0500

Sorry.  I should have clarified. The reason I am using aweights are
similar to what you said. My observations are not really observations
but more of estimates.

I figured an easier way around.  Pls let me know what you think:

Step 1.  ttest age1 == age2 [aweight = wt], unpaired
Step 2 lincom (age1)-(age2) to get the t-test and probabilities

thanks,
Sripal.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- Sripal Kumar wrote:
>> I am trying to use t-test of independent samples but by
>> using analytic weights.  I tried the following:
>>
>> ttest age1 == age2 [aweight = wt], unpaired
>>
>> I get an error message saying "weights not allowed".
>> Is there a way around it?
>
> --- On Tue, 10/11/09, Martin Weiss wrote:
>> The archive is full of advice to try an equivalent
>> -regress- command...
>
> The archive is also full of advise that aweights are almost
> never the appropriate weight type (aweights are for the
> very special situation where your observations aren't
> observations but estimates and the weights are the inverse
> of the standard error squared).
>
> -- Maarten
>
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