Jason W. Osborne's Best Practices in Logistic Regression provides students with an accessible, applied approach that communicates logistic regression in clear and concise terms. The book effectively leverages readers’ basic intuitive understanding of simple and multiple regression to guide them into a sophisticated mastery of logistic regression. Osborne's applied approach offers students and instructors a clear perspective, elucidated through practical and engaging tools that encourage student comprehension.

Curvilinear Effects in Logistic Regression

My high school science teacher, Larry Josbeno, was not only a brilliant teacher, but he also was fond of lousy physics jokes. One of his favorites related to Zeno's paradoxes and was a variant of what is apparently a classic mathematical joke1:

A group of boys are lined up on one wall of a dance hall, and an equal number of girls are lined up on the opposite wall 10 meters apart. Both groups are then instructed to advance toward each other by one half the distance separating them every 10 seconds (i.e., if they are distance d apart at time 0, they are d/2 at time = 10, d/4 at time = 20, d/8 at time = 30, ...

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