Applied Longitudinal Analysis

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 30, 2011 - Mathematics - 701 pages
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". . . [this book] should be on the shelf of everyone interested in . . . longitudinal data analysis."
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Features newly developed topics and applications of the analysis of longitudinal data

Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Second Edition presents modern methods for analyzing data from longitudinal studies and now features the latest state-of-the-art techniques. The book emphasizes practical, rather than theoretical, aspects of methods for the analysis of diverse types of longitudinal data that can be applied across various fields of study, from the health and medical sciences to the social and behavioral sciences.

The authors incorporate their extensive academic and research experience along with various updates that have been made in response to reader feedback. The Second Edition features six newly added chapters that explore topics currently evolving in the field, including:

  • Fixed effects and mixed effects models
  • Marginal models and generalized estimating equations
  • Approximate methods for generalized linear mixed effects models
  • Multiple imputation and inverse probability weighted methods
  • Smoothing methods for longitudinal data
  • Sample size and power

Each chapter presents methods in the setting of applications to data sets drawn from the health sciences. New problem sets have been added to many chapters, and a related website features sample programs and computer output using SAS, Stata, and R, as well as data sets and supplemental slides to facilitate a complete understanding of the material.

With its strong emphasis on multidisciplinary applications and the interpretation of results, Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on statistics in the health and medical sciences at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers and professionals in the medical, public health, and pharmaceutical fields as well as those in social and behavioral sciences who would like to learn more about analyzing longitudinal data.


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Basic Concepts
Linear Models for Longitudinal Continuous Data
Estimation and Statistical Inference
Analyzing Response Profiles
Parametric Curves
Modeling the Covariance
Linear Mixed Effects Models
Fixed Effects versus Random Effects Models
Contrasting Marginal and Mixed Effects Models
Overview of Concepts
Multiple Imputation
Advanced Topics for Longitudinal and Clustered Data
Sample Size and Power
Repeated Measures and Related Designs
Multilevel Models
Appendix A Gentle Introduction to Vectors and Matrices

Residual Analyses and Diagnostics
Generalized Linear Models for Longitudinal Data
Introduction and Overview
Generalized Estimating
Generalized Linear Mixed Effects Models
Appendix B Properties of Expectations and Variances

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About the author (2011)

Garrett M. Fitzmaurice, ScD, is Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Laboratory for Psychiatric Biostatistics at McLean Hospital. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association and advisor for the Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics, Dr. Fitzmaurice's areas of research interest include statistical methods for analyzing discrete longitudinal data and methods for handling missing data.

Nan M. Laird, PhD, is Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Institute of Mathematical Sciences, she has published extensively in the areas of statistical genetics, longitudinal studies, missing or incomplete data, and analysis of multiple informant data.

James H. Ware, PhD, is Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association and statistical consultant to the New England Journal of Medicine, he has made significant contributions to the development of statistical methods for the design and analysis of longitudinal studies.