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st: RE: Why do logit model coefficients produce signs opposite to those obtained from OLS?


From   "Verkuilen, Jay" <JVerkuilen@gc.cuny.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Why do logit model coefficients produce signs opposite to those obtained from OLS?
Date   Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:51:31 -0500

Jitian Sheu wrote:

>I am just wondering whether this is "normal"? or I am doing anything wrong?

Are you running:

. logit mybinaryvar myindepvar
. regress mybinaryvar myindepvar

If so, the coefficient for myindepvar should be comparable in sign. As Maarten noted, -logistic- and -logit- aren't the same thing as the former reports odds ratios. 

-help logit-
-help logistic-



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