Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 07:34:56 -0400
Reply-To: "C. Robert Fenlon" <cfenlon@WPO.NCCU.EDU>
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From: "C. Robert Fenlon" <cfenlon@WPO.NCCU.EDU>
Subject: determine coefficients reply
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in addition to my other comments, i meant lowering your alpha level to something lower than .05 since you have so many cases and are bound to find many significant findings. you are less likely to reject a null that is "in fact" true, hence commiting a type I error. This type of error can occur if you have a lot of cases in your data set as it seems you do. You do not want to reject a null hypothesis that could be do to large sampling error or trivial patterns.