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Re: st: Old Thread Revisited for Celebration Purposes


From   Fred Wolfe <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Old Thread Revisited for Celebration Purposes
Date   Mon, 5 Jul 2010 05:18:40 -0500

Bravo, Maarten, Bravo.

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 4:27 AM, Hoogendoorn, Adriaan
<A.Hoogendoorn@ggzingeest.nl> wrote:
>
> I remember a very amusing discussion between Richard Williams and
> Maarten Buis in an old thread (April 2007) on the "mim: reg command"
> where Richard Williams asked why this command does not provide an
> R-square statistic.
>
> Maarten Buis responded to this post by providing a reference to
> Donald Rubin's answer to the same question on the impute list.
>
> Richard Williams reacted that Rubin's answer was not easily understood
> and wished that everyone presented some Stata code when answering
> questions.
>
> Maarten Buis:
>
> "No Stata code in his answer? How inconsiderate of him!"
>
> Next, Maaten provided Stata code that allows every Stata user to obtain
> an estimate of R-square from a multiple imputed dataset according to
> Donald Rubin's suggestions.
>
> Richard Williams:
>
> "Thanks!!! Now somebody forward this to Don Rubin so he knows
> what a real answer looks like. :)
> As far as Maarten wasting time on his dissertation goes, I still
> say his committee ought to just accept his collected postings
> on Statalist."
>
> (for more details: see
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-04/msg00874.html)
>
> At that time, as a copromotor, I was one of the persons worrying about
> Maarten getting his PhD thesis finished.
>
> Now, more than three years later, I'm happy to say that last Friday
> (July 2nd, 2010) his committee accepted (not his collected postings
> on Statalist, but) his dissertation "Inequality on Educational Outcome and
> Inequality Educational Opportunity in the Netherlands during the 20th Century".
>
> In his dissertation he applies his Stata modules for fitting a measurement
> model with causal indicators (sheafcoeff and propcnsreg) and for fitting
> a sequential logit model (seqlogit). He also uses very powerful graphics
> (his promotor Harry Ganzeboom even claimed that the main message of
> Maarten's research is in the graph at the cover of his dissertation).
>
> (for more details see http://www.maartenbuis.nl - dissertation)
>
> Maarten received the Cum Laude qualification for his PhD!
>
> Cheers, Maarten! I'm very proud of you!
>
> Adriaan Hoogendoorn
> GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam
>
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