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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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

Date |
Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:10:31 +0100 |

-glm- with square root link may help. Nick

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 becomesmessy.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

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