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Re: st: ordered logistic regression with endogenous variable


From   "Justina Fischer" <JAVFischer@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: ordered logistic regression with endogenous variable
Date   Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:53:51 +0200

Dear Joerg,

thanks for providing me with your interesting comments on my research approach.

However, I would (and many others on this list, I presume) appreciate if you could from now on post such off-topic comments to me in private.

Best regards

Justina
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:24:35 -0500
> Von: Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: ordered logistic regression with endogenous variable

> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Justina Fischer <JAVFischer@gmx.de>
> wrote:
> > Whether or not effect size is meaningful depends on the research
> question; I am sure your supervisor will agree with me on that statement.
> > In many of my publications on happiness (LFS), observing an effect or
> not was the most important question, whereas magnitude played only a minor
> role for the referees.
> 
> I find it hard to imagine a situation in the context of applied
> research with real data where effect sizes would not be important. If
> the importance of inspecting effect sizes (and related stuff like the
> form of the effect etc.) would depend on a research question, then
> perhaps there is something wrong with the research question itself.
> You can always find 'significant' effects which are meaningless in
> practice. It is probably also problematic to focus on what reviewers
> may or may not want to see. Such issues are discussed in this
> interesting article from Gerd Gigerenzer:
> 
> http://library.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/ft/gg/GG_Mindless_2004.pdf
> 
> Joerg
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