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Date:         Wed, 2 Oct 2002 14:01:33 -0500
Reply-To:     Bautista Christian <>
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From:         Bautista Christian <>
Subject:      Christian RE: ordered Probit or ordinal regression
Comments: To: "Ferguson, Margaret R." <>
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Hi Margaret,

I think that SPSS cannot do ordered Probit analysis. SPSS can do only one model for ordina Logistic regression but there are six ordinal regression models.

If you want to report OR (odds ratio) you have to use regression models, if not probit can be applied.

If you decide to apply logistic regression remember that these are these regression models for ordinal responses:

1. Cumulative logit model (proportions odds) 2. Continuation-ratio model 3. Partial-proportional odds model 4. Polytomous logistic model 5. Adjacent-category logistic model 6. Stereotype logistic model

Proportions odds or cumulative logit model is the most popular ordinal logistic model used and this is incorporated in SPSS, but you need to check the proportional odds assumption and this may be checked with the Score test. If this is violated you need to use partial-proportional odds model.

I have done similar analyses for one paper before using ordinal logistic regression.

Email me, if you think is neccesary.

Good luck,

/Christian ........................................................................... M.Christian Bautista Tejeda, MSc. Biostatistician - GIS Data analyst NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER (US.NMRCD) American Embassy Email:

> ---------- > From: Ferguson, Margaret R.[] > Reply To: Ferguson, Margaret R. > Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:17 AM > To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: ordered Probit or ordinal regression > > We are working on a paper where our dependent variable is ordinal (4 > categories, values=none, slight, moderate, high). We have been advised > to used ordered Probit analysis. However, we are not sure about if/how > SPSS will do this. Will it? If not, what is the difference between > ordered Probit and the ordinal regression function in SPSS regression > listing? Will the results be essentially the same? > > Thanks in advance for your advice. > > *************************************** > Margaret R. Ferguson > Assistant Professor > Department of Political Science > Indiana University at Indianapolis > Indianapolis, IN 46202 > phone 317.274.4996 > fax 317.278.3280 > *************************************** >

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