Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:57:44 -0400
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Subject: Re: significant estimates GLIMMIX? IGNORE
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Ignore previous email- I have obviously lost it- the CI of the odds ratio
includes 1 so its not significant.
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Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: significant estimates GLIMMIX?
I'm unclear about how to choose whether a parameter in GLIMMIX is
significant or not. For a given parameter:
The fixed effect estimate is 0.6424 and the standard error is 0.8033 and the
If I convert the estimate to the odds ratio- I get Odds ratio 1.9010,
confidence interval 0.3937 - 9.1785.
Using the actual estimate and Pr> |t| ( t-test for the hypothesis that the
estimate is zero)- I would conclude that this parameter is not significant
and can be dropped from the model.
However, if I use the Odds ratios and confidence intervals- (even though the
CI is very wide)- it appears that the parameter is significant and should be
kept in the model.
Any advice on how to determine whether I should keep this parameter in the
model or not will be greatly appreciated.