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Re: st: time in xtmixed

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: time in xtmixed
Date   Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:44:29 +0100

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM, megan rossi wrote:
> Can anyone advise me on whether I need to include time variable as a categorical variable (ie. have a prefix i.) in xtmixed or can it be treated as a continous variable even though the data was collected at only three time points (evenly spaced). My research question: is depvar associated with indepvar independent of time i

Both syntaxes are legal, and both models can be useful. Which one is
better in your case really depends on how you think time influences
your dependent variable.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

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