Identifiability of logistic regression with homoscedastic error: Berkson model

Sergiy Shklyar

Abstract


We consider the Berkson model of logistic regression with Gaussian and homoscedastic error in regressor. The measurement error variance can be either known or unknown. We deal with both functional and structural cases. Sufficient conditions for identifiability of regression coefficients are presented.

Conditions for identifiability of the model are studied. In the case where the error variance is known, the regression parameters are identifiable if the distribution of the observed regressor is not concentrated at a single point. In the case where the error variance is not known, the regression parameters are identifiable if the distribution of the observed regressor is not concentrated at three (or less) points.

The key analytic tools are relations between the smoothed logistic distribution function
and its derivatives.


Keywords


Logistic regression; binary regression; errors in variables; Berkson model; regression calibration model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15559/15-VMSTA27

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