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Model selection is important for longitudinal data analysis. But up to date little work has been done on variable selection for generalized linear mixed models (GLMM). In this paper we propose and study a class of variable selection methods. Full likelihood (FL) approach is proposed for...
We propose a method of simultaneous model selection and estimation in additive regression models (ARMs) forindependent normal data. We use the mixed model representation of the smoothing spline estimators of thenonparametric functions in ARMs, where the importance of these functions is...
Considerable recent interest has focused on doubly robust estimatorsfor a population mean response in the presence of incomplete data,which involve models for both the propensity score and the regressionof outcome on covariates. The ``usual" doubly robust estimator mayyield severely biased...
Conventionally, values of nuisance parameters given in a statistical design are often erroneous, thus may result in overpowering or underpowering a test using traditional sample size calculations. In this thesis, we propose to use Fisher Information data monitoring in group sequential studies to...
We propose and study a unified procedure for variable selection in partially linear models. A new type of double-penalized least squares is formulated, using the smoothing spline to estimate the nonparametric part and applying a shrinkage penalty on parametric components to achieve model...
The mean residual life function (mrlf) of a subject is defined as the expected remaining (residual) lifetime of the subject given that the subject has survived up to a given time point. It is well known that under mild regularity conditions, an mrlf determines the probability distribution...
We investigate the variable selection problem for Cox's proportional hazards model, and propose a unified model selection and estimation procedure with desired theoretical properties and computational convenience. The new method is based on a penalized log partial likelihood with the adaptively...