Dichotomous data...

#1
Could you tell me if you can use ANOVAs on dichotomous data (specifically "yes" / "no") responses? If not, what other options do you have if your data meets most of the parametric assumptions and there are three different levels of a variable?

I'd be grateful for any advice offered, thanks...
 
#2
Hi nogoodatstats,

Yes, I believe you can use ANOVA when your DV is dichotomos. I assume you have some type of categorical IV? ANOVA is basically a special case of regression where your IV is categorical instead of continuous, and regression that has a dichotomous DV is called logistic regression, or if the DV is polynomial, then it's called multinomial logistic regression.