Model summary statistics for Binary Fitted Line Plot

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Deviance R-Sq

Deviance R2 is usually considered the proportion of the total deviance in the response variable that the model explains.

Interpretation

The higher the deviance R2, the better the model fits your data. Deviance R2 is always between 0% and 100%.

Deviance R2 always increases when you add additional terms to a model. For example, the best 5-term model will always have an R2 that is at least as high as the best 4-term model. Therefore, deviance R2 is most useful when you compare models of the same size.

Goodness-of-fit statistics are just one measure of how well the model fits the data. Even when a model has a desirable value, you should check the residual plots and goodness-of-fit tests to assess how well a model fits the data.

You can use a fitted line plot to graphically illustrate different deviance R2 values. The first plot illustrates a model that explains approximately 96% of the deviance in the response. The second plot illustrates a model that explains about 60% of the deviance in the response. The more deviance that a model explains, the closer the data points fall to the curve. Theoretically, if a model could explain 100% of the deviance, the fitted values would always equal the observed values and all of the data points would fall on the curve.

The data arrangement affects the deviance R2 value. The deviance R2 is usually higher for data with multiple trials per row than for data with a single trial per row. Deviance R2 values are comparable only between models that use the same data format. For more information, go to How data formats affect goodness-of-fit in binary logistic regression.

Deviance R-Sq (adj)

Adjusted deviance R2 is the proportion of deviance in the response that is explained by the model, adjusted for the number of predictors in the model relative to the number of observations.

Interpretation

Use adjusted deviance R2 to compare models that have different numbers of terms. Deviance R2 always increases when you add a term to the model. The adjusted deviance R2 value incorporates the number of terms in the model to help you choose the correct model.

For example, you work for a potato chip company that examines factors that affect crumbled potato chips. You receive the following results as you add predictors:
Step % Potato Cooling rate Cooking temp Deviance R2 Adjusted Deviance R2 P-value
1 X     52% 51% 0.000
2 X X   63% 62% 0.000
3 X X X 65% 62% 0.000

The first step yields a statistically significant regression model. The second step, which adds cooling rate to the model, increases the adjusted deviance R2, which indicates that cooling rate improves the model. The third step, which adds cooking temperature to the model, increases the deviance R2 but not the adjusted deviance R2. These results indicate that cooking temperature does not improve the model. Based on these results, you consider removing cooking temperature from the model.

The data arrangement affects the adjusted deviance R2 value. For the same data, the adjusted deviance R2 is usually higher for data with multiple trials per row than for data with a single trial per row. Use the adjusted deviance R2 only to compare the fit of models that have the same data format. For more information, go to How data formats affect goodness-of-fit in binary logistic regression.

AIC, AICc and BIC

The Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC) corrected Akaike’s Information Criterion (AICc) and the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) are measures of the relative quality of a model that account for fit and the number of terms in the model.

Interpretation

For Binary Fitted Line Plot, you can use the information criteria to compare the fit of different link functions or different predictors. Smaller values are desirable. However, the model with the least value does not necessarily fit the data well. Also use test and residual plots to assess how well the model fits the data.

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