Introduction. - An overview of linear models with correlated errors. - An overview of linear mixed models with correlated errors. - Generalized linear mixed models for familial count data. - Generalized linear mixed models for familial binary data. - Generalized linear models for longitudinal count data. - Generalized linear models for longitudinal binary data. - Generalized linear models for longitudinal count data with overdispersion. - Generalized linear models for longitudina binary data with overdispersion. - Generalized linear longitudinal mixed models. - Inferences for familiar data subject to non-response. - Inferences for longitudinal data subject to non-response. - References.
This book provides a theoretical foundation for the analysis of discrete data such as count and binary data in the longitudinal setup. Unlike the existing books, this book uses a class of auto-correlation structures to model the longitudinal correlations for the repeated discrete data that accommodates all possible Gaussian type auto-correlation models as special cases including the equi-correlation models. This new dynamic modelling approach is utilized to develop theoretically sound inference techniques such as the generalized quasi-likelihood (GQL) technique for consistent and efficient estimation of the underlying regression effects involved in the model, whereas the existing 'working' correlations based GEE (generalized
estimating equations) approach has serious theoretical limitations both for consistent and efficient estimation, and the existing random effects based correlations approach is not suitable to model the longitudinal correlations. The book has exploited the random effects carefully only to model the correlations of the familial data. Subsequently, this book has modelled the correlations of the longitudinal data collected from the members of a large number of independent families by using the class of auto-correlation structures conditional on the random effects. The book also provides models and inferences for discrete longitudinal data in the adaptive clinical trial set up.
The book is mathematically rigorous and provides details for the development of estimation approaches under selected familial and longitudinal models. Further, while the book provides special cares for mathematics behind the correlation models, it also presents the
illustrations of the statistical analysis of various real life data.
This book will be of interest to the researchers including graduate students in biostatistics and econometrics, among other applied statistics research areas.
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Provides a clear direction for accurate familial and longitudinal data analysis by presenting differences between the familial and longitudinal correlation models
Deals with non-stationary longitudinal correlations caused by time dependent covariates
Offers an appropriate level of theoretical detail for graduate students, professors and other researchers, along with easy and interesting illustrations of real life data analysis