Thanks @JacobSimonsen @koyelghosh @Rick_SAS @StatDave @PaigeMiller
Agree to the point that in Linear regression the target variable is continuous and we use F statistics while in Logistic Regression the target variable is binary and we use Chi Square distribution. This is about testing the significance of the model, wherein we compare a Null model and a model with covariates.
However my question is about the significance of model coefficients. Let me put it this way,
Consider and Logistic regression mode:
Log[(1-p)/p] = Intercept + B1X1 + B2X2 + ERROR.
In this model p is the probability of an event (say Loan default). Event will have binary values. Now for testing the significance of the model we Chi- Square ratio , Likelihood ratio. The coefficient X1 can have any value from -infinity to +infinity, we can say it is coming from a continuous population, then why cannot I use a t-distribution for testing it. To make my question more clear, consider a Linear model:
Y = Intercept +B1X1 + B2X2 + ERROR
The difference between these two models is the target variable and method of finding the coefficients. For Linear it is OLS,while Logistic it is MLE. The values of B1, B2 have same distribution for Linear and Logistic, so why T distribution for Linear and Chi Square for Logistic.
I think the answer lies in the distribution of target variable which we are talking about, we need to frame it more objectively. Infact how the distribution of model coefficients will by impacted by target variable or approach(OLS/MLE) needs to be answered.
Regards,
Vishal
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