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"JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <jvverkuilen@gmail.com> |

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Re: RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise |

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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:51:34 -0400 |

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 3:20 AM, Justina Fischer <JAVFischer@gmx.de> wrote: > see my post to David's comment. His critique applies only if educational levels are employed as continuous variable, which I never suggested. > Dummies for education level bins is essentially a zero-order spline and so a regression spline gives a way to compromise between the "wiggly" regression implied by dummies and the overly smooth one represented by a linear term, so the choice isn't really an either/or. Jay * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*Amal Khanolkar <Amal.Khanolkar@ki.se>

**Re: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*"Justina Fischer" <JAVFischer@gmx.de>

**RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*Amal Khanolkar <Amal.Khanolkar@ki.se>

**Re: RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*"Justina Fischer" <JAVFischer@gmx.de>

**Re: RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>

**Re: RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*"JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <jvverkuilen@gmail.com>

**Re: RE: st: Checking to see if the association between two variables is linear or otherwise***From:*"Justina Fischer" <JAVFischer@gmx.de>

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