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    Hi all,

    My boss has a list that shows the interest of people for a new venue (interest? Answer: yes or no) and the distance to that possible venue. He asked me to show if there is any correlation between the two of them..
    Although I searched and searched, I find it hard to decide which test to use for this (it's been quite a while since I followed statistics classes). Although I think it should be really easy and straightforward. Any guru who has an easy answer on how to proceed?
    Am I correct this is a nominal data set (yes/no) and a continuous data set (distance)?
    The list looks this:

    Interest? / distance to 'adres'.
    Yes / 20km
    Yes / 15 km
    No / 8 km
    Yes / 2 km
    No / 5 km
    etc. / etc

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    Re: nominal (yes/no) and distance. What test to use to proof correlation?

    Binary logistic regression would be a good approach for this.

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    Re: nominal (yes/no) and distance. What test to use to proof correlation?

    Seconded!!
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    Re: nominal (yes/no) and distance. What test to use to proof correlation?

    I am wondering if there would be a problem with spatial autocorrelation here?
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    Re: nominal (yes/no) and distance. What test to use to proof correlation?

    Quote Originally Posted by gianmarco View Post
    I am wondering if there would be a problem with spatial autocorrelation here?
    Very interesting...

    I can see where distance is not the only factor involved in this scenario. One might be willing to go further if there are good roads to drive vs. a short distance and heavy traffic. Or if a venue is right off a train stop vs. needing a cab also. Or amenities at new venue vs. old.

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    Re: nominal (yes/no) and distance. What test to use to proof correlation?


    I was thinking "spatially", in other words there could be spatial auto-correlation going on there, with people being closer to the venue being more keen to go.
    While Logistic Regression could be used, one should use some form of auto-logistic regression. There is a sizable amount of literature on the topic.
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