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st: critical value


From   "Lynn Lee" <lynn09v@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: critical value
Date   Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:34:13 +0800

Thank you, Maarten. I figured out the answer. I appreciate for your
suggestion.

Best Regards,
Lynn Lee


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Maarten Buis
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 6:28 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: critical value

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Lynn Lee <lynn09v@gmail.com> wrote:
> I rechecked the critical value of z at 10% significance level, the 
> critical value is 1.645.

Correct

> While the z-value reported in estimation result is 1.7 which is 
> greater than 1.645.

Correct

> But Stata11 said it is insignificance .

Incorrect: Stata did not tell you whether it was significant or not.
Stata just gave you the p-value, which from your results should be less than
.1.  (In fact I can tell you it should be something near
.089) Now I leave it up to you to read your textbook again to see what the
relation is between the critical value and the p-value.

-- Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
WZB
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10785 Berlin
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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