An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis (Wiley Series by Alan Agresti

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83 times the estimated odds for male physicians taking aspirin. The estimated odds were 83% higher for the placebo group. 3 Inference for Odds Ratios and Log Odds Ratios Unless the sample size is extremely large, the sampling distribution of the odds ratio is highly skewed. When θ = 1, for example, θˆ cannot be much smaller than θ (since θˆ ≥ 0), but it could be much larger with nonnegligible probability. Because of this skewness, statistical inference for the odds ratio uses an alternative but equivalent measure – its natural logarithm, log(θ ).

Has a less skewed sampling distribution that is The sample log odds ratio, log θ, bell-shaped. Its approximating normal distribution has a mean of log θ and a standard error of SE = 1 1 1 1 + + + n11 n12 n21 n22 The SE decreases as the cell counts increase. 3 THE ODDS RATIO ˆ it is better Because the sampling distribution is closer to normality for log θˆ than θ, to construct confidence intervals for log θ. Transform back (that is, take antilogs, using the exponential function, discussed below) to form a confidence interval for θ .

Find the probability of this outcome. b. Suppose one kept playing this game until the bullet fires. Let Y denote the number of the game on which the bullet fires. Argue that the probability of 18 INTRODUCTION the outcome y equals (5/6)y−1 (1/6), for y = 1, 2, 3, . . ” a. ” b. ” Report and interpret the P -value. c. 9 A sample of women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding have been taking an analgesic designed to diminish the effects. A new analgesic is claimed to provide greater relief. After trying the new analgesic, 40 women reported greater relief with the standard analgesic, and 60 reported greater relief with the new one.

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