Hi,

I am currently running a research on the impact of the great recession on the suicide rate across 51 states in U.S. (2000-2010 data set)

I have a balanced panel with 561 observations.

I checked for the normality of my distribution by running a skewness-kurtosis test on the residual of my regression

My results were as followed

Skewness/Kurtosis tests for Normality

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Variable | Obs Pr(Skewness) Pr(Kurtosis) adj chi2(2) Prob>chi2

-------------+---------------------------------------------------------------

e | 561 0.0000 0.0000 28.54 0.0000

I adjusted my dependent variable (suicide rate) to log suicide rate and ran another test on it

Skewness/Kurtosis tests for Normality

------- joint ------

Variable | Obs Pr(Skewness) Pr(Kurtosis) adj chi2(2) Prob>chi2

-------------+---------------------------------------------------------------

e | 561 0.0029 0.0006 17.89 0.0001

It both cases I reject my H0 of normality.

I was wondering if my results will be greatly impacted by this and it will be helpful if anyone could suggest a solution to this.

Cheers !

I am currently running a research on the impact of the great recession on the suicide rate across 51 states in U.S. (2000-2010 data set)

I have a balanced panel with 561 observations.

I checked for the normality of my distribution by running a skewness-kurtosis test on the residual of my regression

My results were as followed

Skewness/Kurtosis tests for Normality

------- joint ------

Variable | Obs Pr(Skewness) Pr(Kurtosis) adj chi2(2) Prob>chi2

-------------+---------------------------------------------------------------

e | 561 0.0000 0.0000 28.54 0.0000

I adjusted my dependent variable (suicide rate) to log suicide rate and ran another test on it

Skewness/Kurtosis tests for Normality

------- joint ------

Variable | Obs Pr(Skewness) Pr(Kurtosis) adj chi2(2) Prob>chi2

-------------+---------------------------------------------------------------

e | 561 0.0029 0.0006 17.89 0.0001

It both cases I reject my H0 of normality.

I was wondering if my results will be greatly impacted by this and it will be helpful if anyone could suggest a solution to this.

Cheers !

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