What Are Nested Models?

July 28th, 2017 by

Pretty much all of the common statistical models we use, with the exception of OLS Linear Models, use Maximum Likelihood estimation.

This includes favorites like:

That’s a lot of models.

If you’ve ever learned any of these, you’ve heard that some of the statistics that compare model fit in competing models require (more…)

Member Training: The Multi-Faceted World of Residuals

July 1st, 2017 by

Most analysts’ primary focus is to check the distributional assumptions with regards to residuals. They must be independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) with a mean of zero and constant variance.

Residuals can also give us insight into the quality of our models.

In this webinar, we’ll review and compare what residuals are in linear regression, ANOVA, and generalized linear models. Jeff will cover:

  • Which residuals — standardized, studentized, Pearson, deviance, etc. — we use and why
  • How to determine if distributional assumptions have been met
  • How to use graphs to discover issues like non-linearity, omitted variables, and heteroskedasticity

Knowing how to piece this information together will improve your statistical modeling skills.

Note: This training is an exclusive benefit to members of the Statistically Speaking Membership Program and part of the Stat’s Amore Trainings Series. Each Stat’s Amore Training is approximately 90 minutes long.


Generalized Linear Models in R, Part 2: Understanding Model Fit in Logistic Regression Output

June 24th, 2014 by

In the last article, we saw how to create a simple Generalized Linear Model on binary data using the glm() command. We continue with the same glm on the mtcars data set (more…)