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11-28-2015 01:00 AM

Hi All, Good Morning.

In a linear regression model that i am working on i have log transformed dependent variable due to data being skewed so below is the output from the model (Some of the values are mocked up with artificial var names):

Model

Parameter Estimate Standard Error Significance Value (P)

Intercept 7.346 0.12 .000

Carat 1.392 .009 .000

V GOOD -.211 .016 .000

GOOD -.134 .013 .000

Carat_I -0.44 .009 .000

Here as the Dep var is log transformed we need to measure and interpret the coefficient in terms of percent change. So my question is while keeping var Carat as controlled which is most significant variable.

As per the estimates value it should be Good as it has a better slope value, however

the regression equation = 7.346-0.211 = 7.135 (with V Good var)

the regression equation = 7.346-0.134 = 7.212 (with Good var)

This has lead to some confusion. request you to please let me know if i am ok interpreting the results.

Regards, Shivi

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11-29-2015
07:49 AM

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11-28-2015 04:29 AM

I am trying to answer without see all the parameters .You confusion is why V Good var is less then Good var . I belive it is because of the Std Error.You have classified VGV and GV due to some assumption or result , if those assumption or test are correct you are Good.

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11-28-2015 05:56 AM

Thank you, yes i have checked all the assumptions and they are true.

However if you check the regression equation the variable Good has better value then V Good and that is what is confusing here.

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Posted in reply to Shivi82

11-29-2015 07:53 AM

Please ignore the below question of "*However if you check the regression equation the variable Good has better value then V Good and that is what is confusing here*"

After looking carefully i can relate why good will be than Vgood because these var are impacting the outcome negatively and good is impacting more than v good.

Sometimes you tend to get confused when you work closely with the people who are either new or are only masters on books.

Thanks for the community for the help.