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Re: st: significant variable or reject null hypothesis


From   Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: significant variable or reject null hypothesis
Date   Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:06:41 -0500

Maybe there is more to your question than I understand, but it means that the estimated effect of the variable significantly differs from zero.

At 10:59 AM 7/17/2011, Yusvita Triwiadhian S. wrote:
sorry Mr richard for that.. yes, i'm using 0.05 level of signf and
p-value for some coeff is 0.035, so what is it means?

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 11:45 PM, Richard Williams
<richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 10:02 AM 7/17/2011, Yusvita Triwiadhian S. wrote:
>>
>> dear all,
>>
>> in survival analysis if any variables that P > |Z| = 0.035 and alpha
>> =0.05, is it means we reject null hypothesis (beta=0) or another
>> words, that variables is not significant..is it true??
>>
>> thank you
>
> I am a little confused by the question. If I may paraphrase, I think you are > saying that, if you are using the .05 level of significance, and the P value
> for some coefficient is .035, then you SHOULD reject the null hypothesis.
> But (counter to what you seem to be saying) this means that the effect of
> the variable DOES significantly differ from zero.
>
>
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