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ERIC Number: EJ919857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Logistic Regression: Concept and Application
Cokluk, Omay
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v10 n3 p1397-1407 Sum 2010
The main focus of logistic regression analysis is classification of individuals in different groups. The aim of the present study is to explain basic concepts and processes of binary logistic regression analysis intended to determine the combination of independent variables which best explain the membership in certain groups called dichotomous dependent variable. Independent variables in this study are as follows: total score in the Scientific Thinking Skills Scale, total score in the Epistemological Belief Scale and total score in the Fatalism Scale. The dependent (predicted, criteria) variable is the level of critical thinking. While the three independent variables are constants, the dependent variable is defined as a categorical variable to include high and low critical thinking levels. The study group consists of 200 students from Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling during the 2006-2007 academic years. In the study, the following were used: the Epistemological Belief Scale adapted to Turkish by Deryakulu and Buyukozturk (2002), the California Critical Thinking Disposition Scale adapted to Turkish by Kokdemir (2003), the Scientific Thinking Skills Scale developed by Gundogdu (2002) and the Fatalism Scale developed by Sekercioglu (2008). The study presents information about how to relatively assess each application step of logistic regression analysis. When the coefficient predictions of aimed model variables at the end of the study are considered, it is observed that a one-unit increase in the predictive variable of scientific thinking skills leads to an increase of 14.4% in high critical thinking odds. It is also seen that a one-unit increase in the predictive variable of epistemological belief leads to an increase of 4.9% in high critical thinking odds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory