1.1 About this text


The text begins with some preliminaries: an overview of regression in general in Chapter 2 and how to examine and summarize the data in Chapter 3. Following are chapters describing in detail how to carry out specific regression methods: simple (Chapter 4) and multiple (Chapter 5) linear regression, binary and ordinal logistic regression (Chapter 6), and Cox proportional hazards regression (survival analysis) (Chapter 7). The final two chapters cover handling data arising from a complex survey design (Chapter 8) and multiple imputation of missing data (Chapter 9), methods that can be applied in conjunction with all these regression methods. Each chapter closes with a set of Exercises.