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LOF of logistic GEE models and cost efficient Bayesian optimal designs for nonlinear combinations of parameters in nonlinear regression models

by Tang, Zhongwen

Abstract (Summary)
When the primary research interest is in the marginal dependence between the response and the covariates, logistic GEE (Generalized Estimating Equation) models are often used to analyze clustered binary data. Relative to ordinary logistic regression, very little work has been done to assess the lack of fit of a logistic GEE model. A new method addressing the LOF of a logistic GEE model was proposed. Simulation results indicate the proposed method performs better than or as well as other currently available LOF methods for logistic GEE models. A SAS macro was developed to implement the proposed method.

Nonlinear regression models are widely used in medical science. Before the models can be fit and parameters interpreted, researchers need to decide which design points in a prespecified design space should be included in the experiment. Careful choices at this stage will lead to efficient usage of limited resources. We proposed a cost efficient Bayesian optimal design method for nonlinear combinations of parameters in a nonlinear model with quantitative predictors. An R package was developed to implement the proposed method.

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School:Kansas State University

School Location:USA - Kansas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:bayesian optimal design nonlinear lack of fit gee cost statistics 0463

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Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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