The Binary Logit is a form of regression analysis that models a binary dependent variable (eg, yes/no, pass/fail, win/lose).
This article describes how to create a Binary Logit Regression output as shown below. The example below is a model that predicts a survey respondent’s likelihood of having consumed a fast-food product based on characteristics like age, gender, and work status.
- Familiarity with the Structure and Value Attributes of Variable Sets, and how they are used in regression models per our Driver Analysis ebook.
- A binary Outcome variable to be predicted. Ideally, a Nominal: Mutually exclusive categories, variable with values of “0” and “1”. When using stacked data the Outcome variable should be a single question in a Multi type structure (eg. Binary-Multi).
- Continuous, categorical, or binary Predictors variables will be considered as predictors of the outcome variable. When using stacked data the Predictor(s) need to be a single question in a Grid type structure (Binary - Grid).
- Go to Anything > Advanced Analysis > Regression > Binary Logit.
- In the object inspector go to the Inputs tab.
- In the Output menu select the binary variable to be predicted by the predictor variables.
- Select the predictor variable(s) from the Predictor(s) list.
- OPTIONAL: Select the desired Output type:
- Summary: The default; as shown in the example above.
- Detail: Typical R output, some additional information compared to Summary, but without the pretty formatting.
- ANOVA: Analysis of variance table containing the results of Chi-squared likelihood ratio tests for each predictor.
- Relative Importance Analysis: The results of a relative importance analysis.
- Effects Plot Plots the relationship between each of the Predictors and the Outcome.
- OPTIONAL: Select the desired Missing Data treatment. (See Missing Data Options).
- OPTIONAL: Select Variable names to display variable names in the output instead of labels.
- OPTIONAL: Select Correction. Choose between None (the default), False Discovery Rate, Bonferroni.
- OPTIONAL: Specify the Automated outlier removal percentage to remove possible outliers.
- OPTIONAL: Select Stack data to stack the input data prior to analysis. Stacking can be desirable when each individual in the data set has multiple cases and an aggregate model is desired.