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RE: st: choosing between two non nested models

From   "Vassilopoulos Achilleas" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: choosing between two non nested models
Date   Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:20:39 +0300

AIC and BIC values given by -glm- estimation adjust the log-likelihood and
penalty term by the number of observations in the model.

See post: 

Hope this helps, 

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Richard Williams
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: st: choosing between two non nested models

At 05:32 AM 9/1/2010, Michael N. Mitchell wrote:
>I wonder if AIC and/or BIC may be of help? You can see
>. help estat ic
>for more information. I think this is a longshot, but hope it may pay off.

I don't think those stats are legitimate if the observations are 
different.  But I wonder why they are different in the first 
place?  I think you would usually want to be analyzing the same cases 
if you want to compare two models.  It would be easy enough to do a 
listwise deletion of all cases that have missing data in the two models.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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