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# Re: st: significant variable or reject null hypothesis

 From "Yusvita Triwiadhian S." <07.5544@stis.ac.id> To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: significant variable or reject null hypothesis Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:15:21 +0700

```ok..many thanks Mr richard

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:06 AM, Richard Williams
<richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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