Do you have data that is not normally distributed and don't know how to analyze it using generalized linear models (GLM)? Beginning with a discussion of fundamental statistical modeling concepts in a multiple regression framework, the authors of An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, extend these concepts to GLM and demonstrate the similarity of various regression models to GLM. Each procedure is illustrated using real life data sets. The book provides an accessible but thorough introduction to GLM, exponential family distribution, and maximum likelihood estimation; includes discussion on checking model adequacy and description on how to use SAS to fit GLM; and describes the connection between survival analysis and GLM. It is an ideal text for social science researchers who do not have a strong statistical background, but would like to learn more advanced techniques having taken an introductory course covering regression analysis.

Poisson Regression

The Poisson regression model assumes that the random component of the regression model has a specific probability distribution that in this case is the Poisson distribution. The Poisson distribution is applicable to count data. By count data, we mean the number of times a particular event occurs in a given period of ...

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