I'm using sslope in stata to test the linear relationship between x and y for different values of my moderator. The output of sslope provides me with a significance level and a coefficient. As far as I know, a simple slope coefficient represents the slope of a regression line for a specific value of my moderator. I report standardized coefficients (betas, "b") in my regular regression table. However, I'm not sure how to report the coefficient provided by sslope. Should i denote this coefficient also "b"?
I don't know what sslope is but it reminds me of linear regression, where we build a model $Y=\beta_0 + \beta_1 x + \epsilon$ where:
- $\beta_0$ is a constant.
- $\beta_1$ represents the slope of the line that best fits the data.
- $\epsilon$ is random noise
If this is the case, I would go for $\beta_1$ as the symbol for that coefficient. It there is no intercept (at $X=0$ we have $Y=0$ too) I would go for just $\beta$