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Re: st: comparing nested models after multiple imputation

From   Chelsea Garneau <>
Subject   Re: st: comparing nested models after multiple imputation
Date   Sun, 20 May 2012 21:08:45 -0400

The problem is that there is no likelihood ratio test after multiple
imputation.  All I have to go on is an F statistic for each
model.....could I just compare with a chi-square test, maybe?  Not
sure what the df would be......but I've read that the F statistic is
supposed to be comparable to the Wald chi-square maybe it
would just be 1 df?

New Question:  I'm also trying to figure out how to calculate my own
beta's for multilevel linear regressions....this option is also not
available in Stata from what I've read so far.  I know that betas are
supposed to be the coefficient X (standard error of the independent
variable/ standard error of the dependent variable).  But where I do I
find the S.E. of the dependent (this might be a really silly
question).  I can obviously get the standard deviation of the variable
overall, but is that the same as the S.E. in the regression?

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Brendan Halpin <> wrote:
> On Sun, May 20 2012, Chelsea Garneau wrote:
>> I'm trying to find a way to compare nested models using xtreg, xtlogit,
>> xtmelogit, xtmixed after doing multiple imputation.  By "nested models" I
>> mean subsequent models with additional predictors added, not multilevel -
>> though my data are multilevel data as well. Because the LL's are not
>> pooled, there is no e(ll) for the lrtest.  Rubin's rules combine parameter
>> estimates and standard errors, not LL's, but what is the best way to test
>> nested models using xt commands after mi?
> That's a very interesting question[1]. Would it be sufficient to run
> parallel LR-tests for each imputation, and report the mean or median
> p-value, or the count of times H0 is rejected?
> Brendan
> [1] By which I mean, I hope someone else has a more useful answer to it.
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