Two-Dimensional Tables and Simple Logistic Regression.- Three-Dimensional Tables.- Logistic Regression, Logit Models, and Logistic Discrimination.- Independence Relationships and Graphical Models.- Model Selection Methods and Model Evaluation.- Models for Factors with Quantitative Levels.- Fixed and Random Zeros.- Generalized Linear Models.- The Matrix Approach to Log-Linear Models.- The Matrix Approach to Logit Models.- Maximum Likelihood Theory for Log-Linear Models.- Bayesian Binomial Regression.
The primary focus here is on log-linear models for contingency tables, but in this second edition, greater emphasis has been placed on logistic regression. The book explores topics such as logistic discrimination and generalised linear models, and builds upon the relationships between these basic models for continuous data and the analogous log-linear and logistic regression models for discrete data. It also carefully examines the differences in model interpretations and evaluations that occur due to the discrete nature of the data. Sample commands are given for analyses in SAS, BMFP, and GLIM, while numerous data sets from fields as diverse as engineering, education, sociology, and medicine are used to illustrate procedures and provide exercises. Throughoutthe book, the treatment is designed for students with prior knowledge of analysis of variance and regression.
This book will serve as a reference and a graduate textbook in the area of categorical data analysis. It includes data sets from engineering, education, sociology, and medicine. Professor Christensen is the successful author of four graduate-level texts.