Stats 3: Logistic regression using 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.
This session will be taught in PSPP and is good for people who took “Stats: An introduction” or are comfortable with summary statistics and PSPP or SPSS. Familiarity with spreadsheets and database managers is recommended.
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
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