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Re: st: Plotting and testing of interaction effects (continuous variables)


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Plotting and testing of interaction effects (continuous variables)
Date   Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:46:46 -0700

-h margins- and -h marginsplot- will point you in the right direction.  Additionally, Michael Mitchell has a great book that specifically addresses this topic (http://statapress.com/books/interpreting-visualizing-regression-models/).  

HTH,
Billy


On Apr 4, 2013, at 12:19 PM, Roman Wörner <h0953997@wu.ac.at> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> 
> 
> I am fairly new to STATA and statistics in general - I'm thus very sorry in case my questions appear pretty basic to most of you.
> 
> 
> As part of my project I regress a performance variable (DV) on two explanatory variables, their interaction and a set of controls (IVs). Both explanatory variables (the interacted ones) are continuous. To allow for a better interpretation of the interaction many papers present simple slope graphs of the interactions (basically high/low combinations of the two variables) combined with significance tests of the slope of the one variable at the two levels of the other.
> 
> 
> I found "Cohen et al. (2003): Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences" very helpful since they explain the math in Chapter 7 "Interactions Among Continuous Variables". So I think I should be able to do both the plotting and testing by hand. However, I was wondering if there is a (user written) STATA command available which could be used to create the plots as well as to do the significance tests.
> 
> Many thanks
> 
> Roman
> 
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