I am currently working on my master thesis in finance and I am using a binary logistic regression model to analyse my data.

I have read through a lot of guides and manuals on how and when to use it and also how to interpret the findings. However there is one thing I have not quite understood so far:

There are several significance tests and best fit models that available for logistic regressions (Hosmer and Lemeshow, Omnibus, Pearson, Deviance, likelihood ratio, AIC, BIC, Wald).

SPSS does not provide AIC, BIC and likelihood ratio test for BINARY logistic regressions, only for MULTINOMIAL regression models. However I have read several articles which also use a BINARY model but do report one or more of those three statistics.

Now my question is: Are these three statistics (AIC, BIC, likelihood ratio) suitable for a BINARY logistic model or not? Or are they only valid for multinomial logistic models?

I hope this was not too confusing and I would be very glad if someone could clarify this for me.

Thank you very much,

Captain