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Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: MIXLOGIT: marginal effects |

Date |
Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:01:43 -0500 |

At 12:42 PM 2/6/2012, Maarten Buis wrote:

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM, Arne Risa Hole wrote: > Thanks Maarten, I take your point, but as Richard says there is > nothing stopping you from calculating marginal effects at different > values of the explanatory variables (although admittedly it's rarely > done in practice). That is fine, but in that case I would be reporting/plotting predicted probabilities rather than marginal effects. There is not a big difference between the two --- the latter is just the first derivative of the former --- but if you are going to report multiple numbers than the former seems more direct to me. Anyhow, as you said, this is typically not what people (or reviewers, advisers, etc.) want; they just want to know what "the" effect is and not be bothered with multiple different effects. In that case my previous post applies and marginal effects are (almost) always the wrong choice.

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