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Re: st: importance of independent variables


From   David Greenberg <dg4@nyu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, abdullahbera@gmail.com
Subject   Re: st: importance of independent variables
Date   Thu, 6 Dec 2012 19:20:35 -0500

Unless your predictors are mutually uncorrelated, you cannot uniquely
decompose the variance explained by a regression in such a manner that
indicates how much variance each predictor explains. David Greenberg,
Sociology Department, New York University

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 4:17 AM, A. Berâ <abdullahbera@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Stata Users,
>
> I would like to compare the importance of independent variables (Xs)
> in explaining the dependent variable (y).
>
> What is the best way of doing this and how can this be done in Stata?
>
> For example, how can I partition the variance of y into components
> explained by individual Xs? Is there any user-written program that you
> know of for this purpose?
>
> Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
>
> --
> abdullah bera
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