Regression - Save Variable(s) - Propensity Weight

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Create a weight variable via the Propensity scores in a Regression or Machine Learning classification model.

Creates a new variable containing the Propensity Weights for each case in the data from a model that is a binary classifier (e.g., a Machine Learning or Regression model that has an outcome variable with only two categories such as a Binary Logit regression).

Technical details

Assume the outcome variable is an ordinal or nominal variable that has two categories (classes) labelled 0 and 1, with 1 being the label for the positive class. The propensity score is calculated based off the estimated probabilities of being in the positive class where denotes all the predictor variables used in the Regression or Machine Learning model and being the observed predictors for each case. Then the propensity weight is calculated based off the observed category each case belongs to in the outcome variable. Cases with are allocated a weight of while cases with are allocated a weight of .

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JavaScript

includeWeb('QScript R Output Functions');
let required_input_type = 'Binary Classification model (Logistic regression or Machine Learning ' +
                          'classification model with a binary outcome variable)';
let question_type = 'Number';
let is_weight = true;
let variable_name = 'propensity.weight';
let allowed_r_classes = ['BinaryLogitRegression', 'MultinomialLogitRegression', 'DeepLearning',
                         'SupportVectorMachine', 'GradientBoost', 'LDA', 'CART'];
saveVariables('Propensity weights', required_input_type, 'PropensityWeights(', ')',
              question_type, is_weight, variable_name, allowed_r_classes);

See also