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[NMusers] Covariate lead to increase in Eta shrinkage

From: Xinting Wang <wxinting1986_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:27:25 +0800

Dear all,

I have a model that I am currently working on that is going through
covariate selection. There's one particular parameter, whose ETA-shrinkage
before adding any covariate was 25%. However, after adding a covariate
successfully, the ETA-shrinkage was increased to almost 80%. While the
model parameter estimation in this final model is reasonable, and there's
no warnings or errors in the output file, the increase in the ETA-shrinkage
basically means that the individual estimation falls back to population
estimation. Under such a circumstance, how should I decide if it's
reasonable to keep this parameter? Thank you.

Best Regards

--
Xinting

Received on Thu Jan 22 2015 - 02:27:25 EST

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