[statnet_help] MCMC% values

Haenni, Malena malena.haenni at unisg.ch
Thu Mar 12 03:21:43 PDT 2020

Dear statnet community

I am working with valued ERGMs with count data. I am wondering what the MCMC % values mean. I never see them reported in papers, but I was told in a summer school course as a rule of thumb that the value should not be higher than 10.

Any insights on that? And what does it mean for the goodness of my models if I have a few predictors for which the values are 50 or even up to 78? This is the case for sum and one other predictor, the others are 0 ore close to 0.

What does this tell me about the goodness or the legitimacy of the models?

I would be grateful for your insights.


Malena Haenni
Phd candidate

Institut für Systemisches Management und Public Governance | (IMP-HSG)
Universität St.Gallen (HSG) | Dufourstr. 40a | CH-9000 St.Gallen

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