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Re: st: GOOGLE ANSWERS FORWARDED


From   "Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: GOOGLE ANSWERS FORWARDED
Date   Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:26:05 -0500

I could not agree more--in this case, it seems as though someone is
charging for help that they are soliciting from a free source, and
   http://answers.google.com/answers/
says "Researchers are ready to answer your question for as little as
$2.50 -- usually within 24 hours" which I suppose is why "It's pretty
urgent."

This is at least as objectionable as students seeking help on graded
problem sets.

On 3/22/06, n j cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> What is this?
>
> I propose three simple principles:
>
> 1. If someone wants to join Statalist and post to it, they should
> feel welcome, and they should read the FAQ to see how we operate.
> Nothing new there.
>
> 2. If someone wants to post something to Statalist on behalf of someone
> else, that's OK so long as they explicitly undertake to answer
> subsidiary questions and forward the answers.
>
> 3. Otherwise I see zero point in answering questions like this, as
> we have no assurances of an answer being seen, or "someone" or "Martin"
> answering any questions it raises. The appeal to urgency is also
> objectionable.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> From: noah_kauffman@prusec.com
> Subject: st: GOOGLE ANSWERS FORWARDED
> Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:34:11 -0500
>
> Someone @ google answers asks:
>
>
>   Ok, I'm trying to run a
>   fixed-effects panel in stata.
>   My regression: (where var1 is the
>   depend. variable)
>
>   (PLEASE SEE DATA AT END) - Data
>   pasted from excel into stata via
>   editor
>   Stata commands were as follows:
>
>   "tsset id year"
>   "gen var1 = ln(x3)"
>   "gen var2 = ln(var 1[_n-1])"   ie.
>   require ln(x3 i,t-1)
>   "gen var3 = ln(x2)"
>   "gen var4 = ln(5 +x1)"
>
>   xtreg var1 var2 var3 var4, i(id), fe
>
>   Now for the coefficient on var2 I
>   get 0.177, and I'm looking for
>   something around the 0.5 region.
>   I've gone wrong somewhere -  can
>   someone please help???
>   It's pretty urgent as I need this by
>   Thursday morning at latest. If it
>   helps, I'm trying to estiamte the
>   model on page 1146 for OECD
>   countries, (but with my own data) in
>   Islam's paper: "Growth Empirics:
>   A Panel Data Approach" (1995)
>   I'm online all the time, so if
>   necessarty, I can clarify things
>   beforehand.
>
> <zap>

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