[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

From |
"Nick Cox" <[email protected]> |

To |
<[email protected]> |

Subject |
RE: st: linear probability model (LPM) |

Date |
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:00:05 -0000 |

Well, Maarten is sensible, intelligent and a non-statistician... Perhaps if you a non-statistician you need to be very sensible and very intelligent to understand odds ratios... Nick Paul Seed My experience is that even the most sensible & intelligent & non-statistician is likely to be defeated by odds ratios. Time & again, I have known respected colleagues present them as though they are risk ratios, & they seem quite surprised when I point out the differences. ... Maarten buis >I disagree, both measures are perfectly understandable. With odds >ratios you are representing chance by at odds instead of probability. >Both are easy to understand: odds give you the expected number of >successes for every failure, while probability gives you the expected >proportion of successes. With odds ratios groups are compared by >calculating the ratio: e.g. the odds of success for men is 10% higher >than the odds of succes for women. With risk difference you are >comparing the groups by computing differences. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: linear probability model (LPM)***From:*David Airey <[email protected]>

**References**:**Re: st: linear probability model (LPM)***From:*Paul Seed <[email protected]>

- Prev by Date:
**RE: st: RE: gmm2s option not allowed** - Next by Date:
**Re: st: linear probability model (LPM)** - Previous by thread:
**Re: st: linear probability model (LPM)** - Next by thread:
**Re: st: linear probability model (LPM)** - Index(es):

© Copyright 1996–2024 StataCorp LLC | Terms of use | Privacy | Contact us | What's new | Site index |