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Re: st: Sample: drawing the same "random" sample


From   Laurie Molina <molinalaurie@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Sample: drawing the same "random" sample
Date   Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:44:58 -0500

Thank you all very much!

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- On 4/12/11 2:02 PM, Laurie Molina wrote:
>> > I am running random samples in stata 9 using the
>> > command sample. If i close the program, open the
>> > database again and then run the sample again, the
>> > "random" sample is the same as the first time i
>> > gave stata the instruction.
>> > Is it really a random sample? Is it ok to use it to
>> > make inference in to the population? What is the
>> > algorith used to draw the sample?
>
> A very nice and detailed explanation was given last year on
> this list by Bill Gould:
> <http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-08/msg00834.html>
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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