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Logistic Regression

Statistical Theory and Methods

  1. Paul Gustafson

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.val016

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Gustafson, P. 2006. Logistic Regression. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.

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  1. University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Logistic regression is by far the most common approach to modeling the relationship between some explanatory variables and a binary response variable. It is applicable when the response variable for each study unit can be viewed either as the success or failure of a single trial, or as the number of successes in some fixed number of independent trials.