Longitudinal Data Analysis
A Handbook of Modern Statistical Methods
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Longitudinal Data Analysis by Garrett Fitzmaurice
Book DescriptionAlthough many books currently available describe statistical models and methods for analyzing longitudinal data, they do not highlight connections between various research threads in the statistical literature. Responding to this void, Longitudinal Data Analysis provides a clear, comprehensive, and unified overview of state-of-the-art theory and applications. It also focuses on the assorted challenges that arise in analyzing longitudinal data. After discussing historical aspects, leading researchers explore four broad themes: parametric modeling, nonparametric and semiparametric methods, joint models, and incomplete data. Each of these sections begins with an introductory chapter that provides useful background material and a broad outline to set the stage for subsequent chapters. Rather than focus on a narrowly defined topic, chapters integrate important research discussions from the statistical literature. They seamlessly blend theory with applications and include examples and case studies from various disciplines. Destined to become a landmark publication in the field, this carefully edited collection emphasizes statistical models and methods likely to endure in the future. Whether involved in the development of statistical methodology or the analysis of longitudinal data, readers will gain new perspectives on the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781584886587
(254mm x 178mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Garrett Fitzmaurice
Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by Garrett Fitzmaurice
Since the publication of the first edition, the authors have solicited feedback from both the instructors who use the book as a text for their courses as well as the researchers who use the book as a resource for their research.
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Author Biography - Garrett Fitzmaurice
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA Leuven University, Belgium Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
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