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I am currently learning about the assumptions of logistic regression and am having a hard time wrapping my head around why independence of observations is necessary for this test. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ Independence is not necessary, but it leads to a tractable model. I find it illuminating to consider the inverse of this question: if you think the observations are not independent, then exactly what form of independence do you have in mind? $\endgroup$ – whuber Sep 20 at 21:27
  • $\begingroup$ I marked it as a duplicate of two other threads that seem to answer your question. $\endgroup$ – Tim Sep 20 at 21:27

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