Binary response and logistic regression in recent accounting research publications: a methodological note
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- Ge, W. & Whitmore, G.A. Rev Quant Finan Acc (2010) 34: 81. doi:10.1007/s11156-009-0123-1
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We review 31 articles in leading accounting journals that performed a logistic regression analysis for a binary dependent variable. Our review shows that many of these articles have ambiguities and errors in the presentation of the logistic regression model. We explain that incorrect presentations of the model, even in conjunction with a correct analysis, may lead to a serious misinterpretation of research findings. Two articles are critiqued to demonstrate the reporting problems. Our note is a call for improvement in model presentation and related statistical analysis in the accounting field.