In my paper, in the section methodology, I have a subsection called dependent variable. But since I am performing a logistic regression, there seem to be 2 (or even 3) things that could be named the dependent variable:
First you have your
Y, which is a measured variable.
Second there is the predicted
log-odds of the probability.
Third there is the predicted
probability (easily calculated from the log-odds).
I am wondering which one to describe in my paper in this section? I prefer not to talk about the log-odds, since it makes no sense to make things more complicated at that stage of the paper. I wanted to say the actual Y, cause that's what people are used to in linear regression, but it seems the Y is not dependent of the independent variables, its dependent of the probability. Could I safely talk about the probability, without breaking any rules?
Does anyone have any experience with this? Maybe an example of a research paper/article.