Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 13:32:40 -0500
Reply-To: oloolo <dynamicpanel@YAHOO.COM>
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From: oloolo <dynamicpanel@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: what statistical analysis or model I need to use when the
median and mean are extremly different?
your data is skewed to the upper bound
If all values of your dependent variable is strictly positive, you may try
a log transformation
without more information, it is difficult to give any advice on which stat
model is more appropriet for your data. So far, a Least Square model on the
log transformed dependent variables seems reasonable.
On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:44:46 -0500, Marianne Kang <tongjunkang@HOTMAIL.COM>
>Hope someone can give me some idea. I have a data with dependent variable
>is continuous but not normally distributed. The median is only around 60,
>but the mean as high as 22000,what statistical analysis or model I need to
>use when the median and mean are extremly different?