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Should I normalize data? [message #5593] Sun, 14 June 2015 00:23 Go to next message
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I am working in the construction of a wealth index following the Steps proposed by Rutstein. After reading Filmer & Pritchett and other literature it is not clear for me if I should normalize the variables. I will be using STATA PCA command.
I already created a dummy variable for each category. Should I then normalize the variables? or run the pca right away?

Thanks!
Re: Should I normalize data? [message #6712 is a reply to message #5593] Wed, 01 July 2015 14:24 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
We are currently researching your query and will post a response to the forum as soon as possible. Thank you!
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