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ASTM WK65967

New Guide for Binary Logistic Regression

1. Scope

2.1 The scope of the committee is to promote the appropriate use of the principles and methods of statistics and quality control in the development, application and improvement of standards. The committee will:
2.1.1 Develop, produce and maintain standards for methods of statistics and quality control, including practices, guides, and terminology;
2.1.1 Coordinate with other ASTM committees and other organizations having common interests, including the review and harmonization of related standards where applicable;
2.1.2 Aid and advise ASTM technical committees, management, and staff in matters relating to statistics and quality;
2.1.3 Act in liaison with the Committee on Standards regarding all statistically related requirements in Form and Style.
2.1.4 Sponsor workshops, seminars, symposia, and publications on the use of methods of statistics and quality control in standards.


bernoulli trial, bernoulli likelihood, binomial distribution, logistic regression, logit, negative binomial distribution, repeatability, reproducibility


There currently lacks strong central guidance in the form of a consensus standard for the handling of go/no-go data. Other committees have proposed the use of binary logistic regression as part of a test standard (ASTM G74 and E2862, for example), and this guide seeks to harmonize with the existing standards. Users would include anyone analyzing go/no-go data produced from a test method seeking a standardized approach for the data handling.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E11.10

Committee: E11

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-20-2018

Technical Contact: Nicholas Linley

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