Modeling Longitudinal Data / Edition 1

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The book features many figures and tables illustrating longitudinal data and numerous homework problems.

The associated web site contains many longitudinal data sets, examples of computer code, and labs to re-enforce the material.

Weiss emphasizes continuous data rather than discrete data, graphical and covariance methods, and generalizations of regression rather than generalizations of analysis of variance.

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"...This book is extremely well presented and it has been written in a style that makes its reading really pleasant and enjoyable...I highly recommend Modeling Longitudinal Data as a good reference book for anyone interested in looking into the art and statistical science of modern longitudinal data analysis." Journal of Applied Statistics, December 2005

"The book is clearly written and well presented. The author's accumulated experience in presenting the material comes over. On balance, this is one of the books which anyone about to teach a practical course in longitudinal data analysis should consider adopting as the course text." Short Book Reviews of the ISI, June 2006

"...Modeling Longitudinal Data is a welcome addition to the vast literature on longitudinal data analysis. The book requires little in terms of prerequisites but offers a great deal." Zhigang Zhang for the Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 2006

"Overall, Robert Weiss's book can be used as an excellent textbook for a first master-level course in longitudinal data analysis in a statistics or biostatistics program, or as a self-study book for applied researchers interested in this area...The style is very clear, concepts are explained in an engaging way and amply illustrated, and the chapters on covariate selection and modeling the variance-covariance matrix are definite assets." Ralitza Gueorgueiva for Biostatistics, September 2006

"This book is a gem and should be on everyone’s bookshelf … . It covers longitudinal data models at an elementary level – a second year student can handle the material with appropriate study. It is a model of clarity and provides many useful insights for the reader. … The book also contains suggestions for further reading, and an appendix with descriptions of data sets. The data sets are available online from the author’s website. ... I recommend this book highly." (Peter Lachenbruch, ISCB Newsletter, Issue 42, 2006)

"I enjoyed the writing style, which appears to accompany a sincere motive to explain both effective and ineffective longitudinal data models and associated analyses. Also, the website provides convenient access to datasets and example code. I therefore recommend the text to the intended audience … ." (Tom L. Burr, Technometrics, Vol. 48 (3), 2006)

"The author teaches the art and statistical science of modern longitudinal data analysis … . This book is intended for master’s and doctoral students in statistics and biostatistics as well as for doctoral students of many other disciplines such as psychology, education, economics, sociology, business, epidemiology and engineering." (Ivan Krivý, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1076, 2006)

"The current book provides a good account of practical and up-to-date methods and techniques of modern longitudinal data modeling and analyses. … Overall, this book is a well-written textbook. The material is presented clearly and the techniques are explained with numerous real data examples and graphs. Though the book is aimed at master’s and doctoral students, it may also be a useful source of information for applied researchers." (Liqun Wang, Statistical Papers, Vol. 50, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441923219
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Springer Texts in Statistics Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,535,421
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

to Longitudinal Data.- Plots.- Simple Analyses.- Critiques of Simple Analyses.- The Multivariate Normal Linear Model.- Tools and Concepts.- Specifying Covariates.- Modeling the Covariance Matrix.- Random Effects Models.- Residuals and Case Diagnostics.- Discrete Longitudinal Data.- Missing Data.- Analyzing Two Longitudinal Variables.- Further Reading.

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