I encountered a manuscript where the author writes:

Risk associations for metabolic syndrome and diabetes were analyzed using multiple logistic regression analyses..."

In this case, is the usage regression analyses correct? Isn't the word multiple logistic regression self-sufficient? I felt it was inaccurate to use analyzed twice in the same sentence.

  • You could try replacing the initial "analyzed" with a synonym, e.g. "were evaluated using multiple logistic regression analyses..." Jul 14, 2020 at 7:44
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is not in a standard register and is a better fit on say Mathematics.SE. The issue about whether to use two related lexemes so close together in a sentence is essentially an opinion-based matter. Jul 14, 2020 at 13:03

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A correct parsing of this phrase would be:

multiple (Logistic Regression) analyses

Logistic regression is a separate term and is a statistical model. The writer is doing multiple analyses, all of which use logistic regression.

At its core, the sentence is:

Risk associations ... were analyzed using multiple ... analyses

So the associations were analyzed using multiple analyses. This seems grammatically and syntactically correct.

  • Downvoter, would you please explain how I might make this a better answer?
    – rajah9
    Jul 15, 2020 at 12:41

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