Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression

Duration: 21 hours

This course focuses on analyzing categorical response data in scientific fields. The SAS/STAT procedures addressed are PROC FREQ, PROC LOGISTIC, PROC VARCLUS, and PROC GENMOD. The ODS Statistical Graphics procedures used are PROC SGPLOT and PROC SGPANEL. The course is not designed for predictive modelers in business fields, although predictive modelers can benefit from the content of this course.

Learn How To

use the FREQ procedure for preliminary analyses

recognize when logistic regression is appropriate

write code in the LOGISTIC procedure for binary, ordinal, and nominal logistic regression

create effect plots and odds ratio plots using ODS Statistical Graphics

create empirical logit plots

eliminate redundancy in model effects using PROC VARCLUS

use automatic model building options in PROC LOGISTIC

assess models for fit and influential observations using PROC LOGISTIC

assess functional form of the model effects using PROC GENMOD

create ROC curves for measuring sensitivity and specificity

perform exact and conditional logistic regression with PROC LOGISTIC

analyze repeated and clustered data using Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE's) in the GENMOD procedure.

Who Should Attend

Biostatisticians, epidemiologists, social scientists, and physical scientists who analyze categorical response data and predictive modelers who would like to learn more about the statistical background of logistic regression

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you should;

have a working knowledge of statistical modeling, including concepts of regression, analysis of variance, and contingency table analysis, which you can obtain in the Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression course

have an understanding of basic syntax in SAS procedures and DATA steps

have experience in executing SAS programs and creating SAS data sets, which you can gain by completing the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course

have experience analyzing frequency tables using SAS software

have completed a course in statistics that covers linear regression and logistic regression, which you can achieve by completing the Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression course.