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ERIC Number: EJ879631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Using Dominance Analysis to Determine Predictor Importance in Logistic Regression
Azen, Razia; Traxel, Nicole
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v34 n3 p319-347 2009
This article proposes an extension of dominance analysis that allows researchers to determine the relative importance of predictors in logistic regression models. Criteria for choosing logistic regression R[superscript 2] analogues were determined and measures were selected that can be used to perform dominance analysis in logistic regression. A simulation study, using both simple random sampling from a known population and bootstrap sampling from a single (parent) random sample, was performed to evaluate the bias, sampling distribution, and confidence intervals of quantitative dominance measures as well as the reproducibility of qualitative dominance measures. Results indicated that the bootstrap procedure is feasible and can be used in applied research to generalize logistic regression dominance analysis results to the population of interest. The procedures for determining and interpreting the general dominance of predictors in a logistic regression context are illustrated with an empirical example. (Contains 10 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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IES Cited: ED544678