Exact logistic regression: Theory and examples
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Statistics in Medicine
Volume 14, Issue 19, pages 2143–2160, 15 October 1995
How to Cite
Mehta, C. R. and Patel, N. R. (1995), Exact logistic regression: Theory and examples. Statist. Med., 14: 2143–2160. doi: 10.1002/sim.4780141908
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Revised: NOV 1994
- Manuscript Received: JUL 1993
We provide an alternative to the maximum likelihood method for making inferences about the parameters of the logistic regression model. The method is based appropriate permutational distributions of sufficient statistics. It is useful for analysing small or unbalanced binary data with covariates. It also applies to small-sample clustered binary data. We illustrate the method by analysing several biomedical data sets.