Description 
vii, 86 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm 
Series 
Sage university papers series.. Quantitative applications in the social sciences ; no. 07132 

Quantitative applications in the social sciences ; no. 07132

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 (8384) 
Subject 
Logistic regression analysis.


Logistic Models.


Regression Analysis.


Statistics as Topic.

LC no. 
00008060 
ISBN 
0761920102 (paperback: alk. paper) 
