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st: How to Interpret Coefficients when DV is square-rooted |

Date |
Tue, 2 Aug 2011 16:48:10 -0400 |

Dear Stata Listers I am estimating turnover ratio using OLS. I found heteroskedasticity, and as recommended in the textbook (Wooldridge, 2006) I transformed turnover rates using square root. After transformation, heteroskedsticity problem is solved. However, the next problem occurs: how do I interpret the beta coefficients for each independent variable? If I square both sides, the equation in the right hand side becomes messy. There are multiple recommendations to solve a heteroskedsticity problem (such as using weighted least squares, or robust standard error and so on), but I am now curious how to interpret coefficients of independent variables when dependent variable is square rooted. Thanks, Sangyub * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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