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    Can a coefficient technically operate as a test statistic?

    My question is simply whether it can make sense to describe a coefficient as a test statistic if you set up a test as I've described, namely comparing the coefficient to a t distribution scaled by the standard error. Not about presentation or anything, just a technical question about what can...
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    Can a coefficient technically operate as a test statistic?

    Yes, that's substantively identical to what I'm describing. The question is when you take your estimated coefficient, then compare its size to a t distribution scaled by the standard error, is the coefficient technically operating as a test statistic? I say yes since a test statistic is any...
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    Can a coefficient technically operate as a test statistic?

    This is somewhat pedantic, but the debate I've had is whether a regression coefficient can technically operate as a test statistic. It's not being claimed that this is the normal setup or a better way to do anything, just a theoretical question. My claim is that it can. Normally, you divide the...