This volume shows how odds ratios can be used as a framework for understanding log-linear models. Tightly organized, the book moves systematically from the paradigmatic 2x2 case to more complicated cases. Author Tamas Rudas carefully defines the odds ratio and demonstrates how it is a measure of association for tabular analysis. Throughout the book, Rudas provides real examples, including those from the famous Stouffer data on American soldiers in World War II. By presenting categorical data models in a unified framework, readers will learn not only how these models are related but also additional interpretations of these models not usually covered in other texts.
One of the most important developments in social science methodology during the last 30 years is the growing use of categorical data analysis methods. Many of the data available in the social sciences have always been categorical but, for a number of reasons, for a long period of time, appropriate methods were not ...