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Re: st: Offset variable

From   Lucas <>
Subject   Re: st: Offset variable
Date   Mon, 9 Dec 2013 06:56:25 -0800

Here we go again. :-|

Check out the "Relative Importance of predictors in regression" thread
for discussion of whether model coefficients can be interpreted as
"holding constant" other variables in the model. :-)

Happy December!


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:11 AM, David Hoaglin <> wrote:
> Hi, Stephen.
> You have not described your data, but the usual approach would be to
> simply include that independent variable in the model.  Then the
> coefficients of the other independent variables will be adjusted for
> the contribution of that variable.  I say "adjusted for" because that
> is what regression does.  In observational data, regression generally
> does not "control" any of the predictor variables.
> David Hoaglin
> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Stephen A. Crowder <> wrote:
>> I am developing an ordinal logistic regression model examining a factor with several levels on my dependent variable. That part is straight forward enough but I have a main independent variable that ide like to control for in the examination of all of the other independent variables. My question is would I need to make this an "offset variable" in my models? I've been looking through the literature and there's no clear answer available.
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