Interactions in contingency tables: a brief discussion of alternative definitions.

@article{Everitt1979InteractionsIC,
  title={Interactions in contingency tables: a brief discussion of alternative definitions.},
  author={B. S. Everitt and Andra Smith},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={581-3}
}
The purpose of this note is to indicate how the disagreement between Tennant & Bebbington and Brown & Harris has arisen. The difference between the 2 pairs of authors is due, at least in part, to their use of different models for the analysis of the data in question. There can be no final answer as to which model is correct - the data are simply open to more than one interpretation. Nevertheless, it is interesting that the use of a multiplicative model, seemingly ignored by Brown & Harris… CONTINUE READING

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