3.2 Modeling the Expert: An Introduction to Logistic Regression

3.2 Modeling the Expert: An Introduction to Logistic Regression

Quick Question

 

Suppose the coefficients of a logistic regression model with two independent variables are as follows:

( \beta_{()} = -1.5 , \enspace \beta_1 = 3 , \enspace \beta_2 = -0.5 )

 

And we have an observation with the following values for the independent variables:

( x_1 = 1 , \enspace x_2 = 5 )

 

What is the value of the Logit for this observation? Recall that the Logit is log(Odds).

Exercise 1

 Numerical Response 

 

Explanation

The Logit is just log(Odds), and looks like the linear regression equation. So the Logit is -1.5 + 31 - 0.55 = -1.

What is the value of the Odds for this observation? Note that you can compute e^x, for some number x, in your R console by typing exp(x). The function exp() computes the exponential of its argument.

Exercise 2

 Numerical Response 

 

Explanation

Using the value of the Logit from the previous question, we have that Odds = e^(-1) = 0.3678794.

What is the value of P(y = 1) for this observation?

Exercise 3

 Numerical Response 

 

Explanation

Using the Logistic Response Function, we can compute that P(y = 1) = 1/(1 + e^(-Logit)) = 1/(1 + e^(1)) = 0.2689414.

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