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Author Pampel, Fred C.

Title Logistic regression : a primer / Fred C. Pampel
Published Thousand Oaks ; London : Sage Publications, [2000]


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Description vii, 86 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Sage university papers series.. Quantitative applications in the social sciences ; no. 07-132
Quantitative applications in the social sciences ; no. 07-132
Contents The logic of logistic regression -- Interpreting logistic regression coefficients -- Estimation and model fit -- Probit analysis -- Conclusion
Summary "Pampel's book offers readers the first "nuts and bolts" approach to doing logistic regression through the use of careful explanations and worked out examples. Pampel first offers readers a review of some basic concepts, such as exponents, percentage change, and likelihood functions. Next, he describes in some detail how taking the log of the odds eliminates the floor so that the transformation of logistic regression coefficients into coefficients that effect odds and probabilities makes more sense to readers. And, third, he describes maximum likelihood estimation through words and simple samples (along side of the formulas) so as to make the concept more concrete and the procedure easier to comprehend. Throughout the book, he emphasizes examples, explanations, and how to interpret the results of each procedure. This book will enable readers to use and understand logistic regression techniques and will serve as a foundation for more advanced treatments of the topic."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (83-84)
Subject Logistic regression analysis.
Logistic Models.
Regression Analysis.
Statistics as Topic.
LC no. 00008060
ISBN 0761920102 (paperback: alk. paper)