ci.src: Confidence Interval for a Standardized Regression Coefficient

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Confidence Interval for a Standardized Regression Coefficient


Function to obtain the confidence interval for a standardized regression coefficient.


ci.src(beta.k = NULL, SE.beta.k = NULL, N = NULL, K = NULL, R2.Y_X = NULL, 
R2.k_X.without.k = NULL, conf.level = 0.95, R2.Y_X.without.k = NULL, 
t.value = NULL, b.k = NULL, SE.b.k = NULL, s.Y = NULL, s.X = NULL, 
alpha.lower = NULL, alpha.upper = NULL, Suppress.Statement = FALSE, ...)



the standardized regression coefficient


the standard error of the standarized regression coefficient


sample size


the number of predictors


the squared multiple correlation coefficient predicting Y from the k predictor variables


the squared multiple correlation coefficient predicting the kth predictor variable (i.e., the predictor of interest) from the remaining p-1 predictor variables


desired level of confidence for the computed interval (i.e., 1 - the Type I error rate)


the squared multiple correlation coefficient predicting Y from the p-1 predictor variable with the kth predictor of interest excluded


the t-value evaluating the null hypothesis that the population regression coefficient for the kth predictor equals zero


the unstandardized regression coefficient


the standard error of the unstandardized regression coefficient


standard deviation of Y, the dependent variable


standard deviation of X, the predictor variable of interest


the Type I error rate for the lower confidence interval limit


the Type I error rate for the upper confidence interval limit


TRUE or FALSE statement specifying whether or not a statement should be printed that identifies the type of confidence interval formed


optional additional specifications for nested functions


For standardized variables, do not specify the standard deviation of the variables and input the standardized regression coefficient for b.k.


Returns the confidence limits specified for the regression coefficient of interest from the standard approach to confidence interval formation or from the noncentral approach to confidence interval formation using the noncentral t-distribution.


This function calls upon ci.reg.coef in MBESS, but has a different naming scheme. See ci.reg.coef for more details.

To form a confidence interval for the unstandardized regression coefficient, use ci.rc. This function is used to form a confidence interval for the standardized regression coefficient.

Not all of the values need to be specified, only those that contain all of the necessary information in order to compute the confidence interval (options are thus given for the values that need to be specified).


Ken Kelley (University of Notre Dame; KKelley@ND.Edu)


Kelley, K. (2007). Constructing confidence intervals for standardized effect sizes: Theory, application, and implementation. Journal of Statistical Software, 20 (8), 1–24.

Kelley, K., & Maxwel, S. E. (2003). Sample size for Multiple Regression: Obtaining regression coefficients that are accurate, not simply significant. Psychological Methods, 8, 305–321.

Kelley, K., & Maxwell, S. E. (2008). Sample Size Planning with applications to multiple regression: Power and accuracy for omnibus and targeted effects. In P. Alasuuta, J. Brannen, & L. Bickman (Eds.), The Sage handbook of social research methods (pp. 166–192). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Smithson, M. (2003). Confidence intervals. New York, NY: Sage Publications.

Steiger, J. H. (2004). Beyond the F Test: Effect size confidence intervals and tests of close fit in the Analysis of Variance and Contrast Analysis. Psychological Methods, 9, 164–182.

See Also

ss.aipe.reg.coef, conf.limits.nct, ci.reg.coef, ci.rc

MBESS documentation built on Sept. 19, 2022, 5:05 p.m.