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Cleveland Chapter of the ASA

Twenty-ninth seminar in a series on

Tools for Regaining the Competitive Edge

Dedicated to the memory of
Jerry Senturia
ASA Fellow, founder of this seminar series

Friday, May 8, 2015


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Applied Logistic Regression

A One-Day Seminar Taught by

Rodney X. Sturdivant, Ph.D

About the Seminar:

The aim of this course is to provide theoretical and practical training for biostatisticians and professionals of related disciplines in statistical modeling using logistic regression. The increasingly popular logistic regression model has become the standard method for regression analysis of binary data in the health sciences.

The short course is based on the text: Applied Logistic Regression, 3rd Edition (Wiley, 2013) by Hosmer, D.W., Lemeshow, S. and Sturdivant, R. X. The course will cover topics from the first five chapters of the book including introducing the basic logistic and multiple logistic regression model, model interpretation, fitting the model and assessing model fit.

About the Instructor


Rod Sturdivant, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor - Clinical in the Biostatistics Division of the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. He assumed this position in 2013 after a distinguished 27-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel.

Dr. Sturdivant holds master's degrees in statistics and in operations research from Stanford and a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was selected as an Academy Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point where he completed his military service.

During his time at West Point, Dr. Sturdivant was recognized as a Professor of Applied Statistics for his excellence across domains as a senior leader at the academy. He founded and directed the West Point Center for Data Analysis and Statistics (CDAS) and led projects to infuse technology and active, real world problem driven curriculum into statistics and mathematics education.

Dr. Sturdivant has numerous publications in education journals and has given presentations and workshops at national conferences involving math and statistics education. He is co-principal investigator on one National Science Foundation grant to develop resources for undergraduate statistics courses. He has also published and presented extensively in the field of applied statistics.

Rod enjoys playing the violin in his spare time, recently joining the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra.

Location and Time:

  • Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Location: Holiday Inn
    6001 Rockside Road (I-77 exit 155)
    Independence, OH
    Phone: (216) 524-8050 X298

Agenda for the Day
8:30-9:00 Registration with Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:20 Introduction (HL&S Chapter 1)

Fitting the Logistic Regression Model (HL&S Chapter 1)

The Multiple Logistic Regression Model (HL&S Chapter 2)
10:20-10:40 Refreshment Break
10:40-12:00 Interpretation of coefficients (HL&S Chapter 3)

The Multivariate Case: Statistical Adjustment (HL&S Chapter 3)

Interaction and Confounding (HL&S Chapter 3)

Stratified Analysis via Logistic Regression (HL&S Chapter 3)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:30 Numerical Problems (HL&S Chapter 4)

2:30-2:50 Refreshment Break
2:50-4:30 Summary Measures of Goodness-of-Fit (HL&S Chapter 5)

Area Under the ROC Curve (HL&S Chapter 5)


Full participation in this seminar can result in Recertification Units (R.U.s) earned towards maintenance of ASQ certification requirements.

Registration Fee
(includes choice of lunch--penne chicken broccolini or pasta primavera) :

  • Until 4/14
  • ASA/ASQ Member $170
  • Non-member $200
  • Full time student $80
  • From 4/15 through 4/28
  • ASA/ASQ Member $220
  • Non-member $250
  • Full time student $110

No New Reservations at the Door

Registration Deadline is April 28, 2015

Refunds Cannot Be Made After April 28, 2015

Seminar Brochure in downloadable PDF format

Seminar Brochure 2015 (includes Registration Form)


Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road (I-77 exit 155)
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 524-8050 X298

There is a block of rooms reserved for $95.00 + tax, double or single occupancy. Reduced rate is available until May 1. Be sure to mention that you are with the Cleveland Chapter of ASA.

Complimentary shuttle service is available from Cleveland Hopkins Airport from 6:00am to 10:30pm. Phones are in the Baggage Claim area, lower level.