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Term: Wald Test

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-10-20


The Wald statistic represents the square of the ratio between the regression coefficient and its standard error. This statistic follows a chi-square distribution with one degree of freedom, which is equal to the standard normal distribution squared.


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