Stats: Logistic regression (repeat session)

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: John Perry of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 11:30am
  • Location: Denver VI
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Linear regression helps you find relationships between two or more variables, but when an outcome has only two possibilities, you need a different tool. That, my friends, is where logistic regression comes in.

This session will be most useful if: You took 'Stats: An introduction', or are comfortable with summary statistics and PSPP or SPSS. Familiarity with spreadsheets and database managers is recommended.

Speaker Bios

  • John Perry is technical director of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s data journalism team. He came to the AJC in January 2008. As a member of the investigative team, he helped uncover wide-spread cheating on state tests in the Atlanta Public Schools. Before coming to Atlanta, Perry was a senior fellow at the non-profit investigative journalism organization, The Center for Public Integrity and database editor at The Oklahoman, the newspaper in Oklahoma City. @perryjg

Related Tipsheets

  • Logistic Regression with PSPP
    Linear regression helps you find relationships between two or more variables, but when an outcome has only two possibilities, you need a different tool. That, my friends, is where logistic regression comes in.