Log-linear models

Dunn, Peter K. (2004) Log-linear models. In: Encyclopedia of social measurement. Elsevier, Dallas, TX. USA, pp. 585-589. ISBN 0124438903


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A large amount of data collected in the social sciences are counts crossclassified into categories. These counts are non-negative integers and require
special methods of analysis to model appropriately; log-linear models are one
sophisticated method. The counts are modeled by the Poisson distribution,
and related to the classifying variables through a logarithm. Models can then
be built, critically analysed, evaluated and compared to develop a suitable
statistical model for modeling the count data. Log-linear models are powerful
enough to cope with many classifying variables, and permit many model
building ideas similar to those in standard statistical regression.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 01:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: contingency table, factor, level, poisson distribution, treatment coding, log-linear models
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010405 Statistical Theory
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/380

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