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Date:         Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:00:37 -0500
Reply-To:     Susie Li <Susie.Li@TVGUIDE.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Susie Li <Susie.Li@TVGUIDE.COM>
Subject:      Re: Influence of the number of categories on chi-square score
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A typical example of my logistic modeling:

My y dependent variable/binary - customer renewal (yes=renewed, no=not renewed)

My X independent variables/continuous - (1) current pricing structure ($0.25, $0.34,...) (2) the tenure of the customer (how long the customer has been with us, i.e., 1 year, 2 year,...)

I want to know 2 things: (1) the existence of the "association" between X and Y (2) if an association exists, what is the functional form of the association (linear, quadratic or cubic).

I've been using chi-square test for (1), and plot of log_odd versus X for (2).

Susie Li TV Guide 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Tel 212.852.7453 Email

-----Original Message----- From: Peter Flom [] Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 9:47 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU; Susie Li Subject: Re: Influence of the number of categories on chi-square score


Could you tell us what your substantive question is?

What's your dependent variable? What are your independent variables? What are you trying to figure out (in layman's terms)? Do you have a priori hypotheses, and if so, what are they?



Peter L. Flom, PhD Assistant Director, Statistics and Data Analysis Core Center for Drug Use and HIV Research National Development and Research Institutes 71 W. 23rd St New York, NY 10010 (212) 845-4485 (voice) (917) 438-0894 (fax)

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