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Re: sample size [was: Re: st: From: Abekah Nkrumah ...]


From   Abekah Nkrumah <ankrumah@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: sample size [was: Re: st: From: Abekah Nkrumah ...]
Date   Thu, 2 May 2013 19:18:00 +0100

Thank you very much Nick for the answer. I am very grateful.

Regards

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> No. Whatever inference procedures you used already use sample size to
> come up with an answer.
>
> You might need to worry about whether the inference makes sense, e.g.
> in precisely what sense your data are a sample, but you can focus on
> what the results mean scientifically and practically.
>
> OLS doesn't define a model; it's just an estimation method.
>
> Best to use meaningful titles.
>
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
> On 2 May 2013 14:16,  <owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> I have estimated OLS and Probit models using pooled cross-country
>> datasets. Due to the pooling of data from multiple countries I have a
>> very large obervations (N). I am wondering if there is any additional
>> test I may have to run to ensure that my estimates are not merely
>> significant because of the large N
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