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Re: st: somersd resampling question

From   Roger Newson <[email protected]>
To   "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject   Re: st: somersd resampling question
Date   Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:00:33 +0100

Resampling is valid with -somersd-, as long as the units resampled are clusters rather than non-independent observations within clusters. In your case, if you start with frequency counts and want to use a resampling method, then you will presumably have to expand the dataset (using -expgen-, -reshape- or some similar command) to get the units to be resampled.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
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On 29/10/2010 17:04, Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311) wrote:
Hi - I want to use Kendall's Tau-a to characterize similarity between two multinomial samples. My question is whether the resampling in -somersd- to get standard errors is valid when comparing two multinomial samples, since technically the "obervations" (i.e. frequency counts) are not mutually independent. Anyone have an opinion on this?


Al Feiveson

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