Introduction * General Methodology * Monotone Censored Data * Cross Sectional Data and Right Censored Data Combined * Multivariate Right Censored Multivariate Data * Unified Approach for Causal Inference and Censored Data
A fundamental statistical framework for the analysis of complex longitudinal data is provided in this book. It provides the first comprehensive description of optimal estimation techniques based on time-dependent data structures. The techniques go beyond standard statistical approaches and can be used to teach masters and Ph.D. students. The text is ideally suitable for researchers in statistics with a strong interest in the analysis of complex longitudinal data.
During the last decades, there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. This development comes with an expansion of complex observational studies and clinical trials in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, epidemiology, sociology, and economics among many others, which involve collection of large amounts of data on subjects or organisms over time. This book provides a fundamental statistical framework for the analysis of this type of data.