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Topic: multiple comparison with ambiguous ranks
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Art Kendall

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Re: multiple comparison with ambiguous ranks
Posted: Mar 13, 2013 10:50 AM
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There seems to be some question in the OP about level of measurement
(LOM). I think that it might be a good idea to see whether it makes a
substantive difference to check results with different assumptions about

I would tend to go with the interval level, unless the results of the
CATREG or some other program with the ability to compare results with
different LOM assumptions showed that a lower level of measure actually
worked better.

I would be surprised if some GLM such as ANOVA were not in fact
preferable. However, my ______ does not always work right. (what is
the term that David Marso uses for "mind reading" via the net?)

Art Kendall
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On 3/13/2013 9:33 AM, Bruce Weaver wrote:
> On 13/03/2013 12:29 AM, Rich Ulrich wrote:
> --- snip ---

>> I was treating the 3+ Grades as being the categorization for
>> looking at some ordinal outcome. The "question" was about
>> how to avoid having 4 instead of 3 groups.

> --- snip ---
> Yes, that's how I read it too. From the OP:
> "When performing say a Kruskal Wallis test, I don't want to consider
> such patients [i.e., those labeled as "Either 1 or 2"] as a separate
> group."
> I don't think we've been told what the outcome variable is. Nor have we
> been told why the OP wants to use the KW test. It would not surprise me
> at all if ANOVA was preferable to KW.

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