Modeling Discrete Time-to-Event Data

Modeling Discrete Time-to-Event Data
Modeling Discrete Time-to-Event Data
Springer | Statistical Theory & Methods | July 16, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319281569 | 259 pages | pdf | 4.1 mb

Authors: Tutz, Gerhard, Schmid, Matthias
Provides the first comprehensive overview of statistical methods for discrete failure times
Contains numerous examples and exercises that illustrate the presented methods Introduces novel methodology for model selection, nonparametric estimation and model evaluation that is new in the context of discrete failure analysis
Reproducible data through freely available R codes

This book focuses on statistical methods for the analysis of discrete failure times. Failure time analysis is one of the most important fields in statistical research, with applications affecting a wide range of disciplines, in particular, demography, econometrics, epidemiology and clinical research. Although there are a large variety of statistical methods for failure time analysis, many techniques are designed for failure times that are measured on a continuous scale. In empirical studies, however, failure times are often discrete, either because they have been measured in intervals (e.g., quarterly or yearly) or because they have been rounded or grouped. The book covers well-established methods like life-table analysis and discrete hazard regression models, but also introduces state-of-the art techniques for model evaluation, nonparametric estimation and variable selection. Throughout, the methods are illustrated by real life applications, and relationships to survival analysis in continuous time are explained. Each section includes a set of exercises on the respective topics. Various functions and tools for the analysis of discrete survival data are collected in the R package discSurv that accompanies the book.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Topics
Statistical Theory and Methods
Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences
Statistics for Social Science, Behavorial Science, Education, Public Policy, and Law
Statistics and Computing / Statistics Programs

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