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ERIC Number: EJ1004165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
What Are the Odds of that? A Primer on Understanding Logistic Regression
Huang, Francis L.; Moon, Tonya R.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v57 n3 p197-204 Jul 2013
The purpose of this Methodological Brief is to present a brief primer on logistic regression, a commonly used technique when modeling dichotomous outcomes. Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), logistic regression techniques were used to investigate student-level variables in eighth grade (i.e., enrolled in a gifted class, gender, and socioeconomic status) that were associated with taking an Advanced Placement course in the 10th grade. Through the use of the NELS:88 data, the authors provide an example of how to interpret both categorical and continuous independent variables and illustrate how model fit can be assessed. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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