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About this book
This paperback edition is a reprint of the 2000 edition.
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of linear mixed models for continuous longitudinal data. Next to model formulation, this edition puts major emphasis on exploratory data analysis for all aspects of the model, such as the marginal model, subject-specific profiles, and residual covariance structure. Further, model diagnostics and missing data receive extensive treatment. Sensitivity analysis for incomplete data is given a prominent place. Several variations to the conventional linear mixed model are discussed (a heterogeity model, conditional linear mixed models). This book will be of interest to applied statisticians and biomedical researchers in industry, public health organizations, contract research organizations, and academia. The book is explanatory rather than mathematically rigorous. Most analyses were done with the MIXED procedure of the SAS software package, and many of its features are clearly elucidated. However, some other commercially available packages are discussed as well. Great care has been taken in presenting the data analyses in a software-independent fashion.
Geert Verbeke is Professor in Biostatistics at the Biostatistical Centre of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is Past President of the Belgian Region of the International Biometric Society, a Board Member of the American Statistical Association, and past Joint Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (2005--2008). He is the director of the Leuven Center for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (L-BioStat), and vice-director of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat), a joint initiative of the Hasselt and Leuven universities in Belgium.
Geert Molenberghs is Professor of Biostatistics at Universiteit Hasselt and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He was Joint Editor of Applied Statistics (2001-2004) and Co-Editor of Biometrics (2007-2009). He was President of the International Biometric Society (2004-2005), and has received the Guy Medal in Bronze from the Royal Statistical Society and the Myrto Lefkopoulou award from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is founding director of the Center for Statistics and also the director of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics.
Both authors have received the American Statistical Association's Excellence in Continuing Education Award in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2008. Both are elected Fellows of the American Statistical Association and elected members of the International Statistical Institute.
- Book Title Linear Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data
- Series Title Springer Series in Statistics
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0300-6
- Copyright Information Springer New York 2000
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0299-3
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0300-6
- Series ISSN 0172-7397
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXII, 570
- Number of Illustrations 128 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Statistical Theory and Methods
From the reviews:
"This book emphasizes practice rather than mathematical rigor and the majority of the chapters are explanatory rather than research oriented. In this respect, guidance and advice on practical issues are the main focus of the text. Hence it will be of interest to applied statisticians and biomedical researchers in industry, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, medical public health organizations, contract research organizations, and academia."
"This book provides a comprehensive treatment of linear mixed models for continuous longitudinal data. Over 125 illustrations are included in the book. … I do believe that the book may serve as a useful reference to a broader audience. Since practical examples are provided as well as discussion of the leading software utilization, it may also be appropriate as a textbook in an advanced undergraduate-level or a graduate-level course in an applied statistics program." (Ana Ivelisse Avil és, Technometrics, Vol. 43 (3), 2001)
"A practical book with a great many examples, including worked computer code and access to the datasets. … The authors state that the book covers ‘linear mixed models for continuous outcomes’ … . The book has four main strengths: its practical bent, its emphasis on exploratory analysis, its description of tools for model checking, and its treatment of dropout and missingness … . my impression of the book was … positive. Its strong practical nature and emphasis on dropout modelling are particularly welcome … ." (Harry Southworth, ISCB Newsletter, June, 2002)
"This book is devoted to linear mixed-effects models with strong emphasis on the SAS procedure. Guidance and advice on practical issues are the main focus of the text. … It is of value to applied statisticians and biomedical researchers. … I recommend this book as a reference to applied statisticians and biomedical researchers, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, medical and public organizations." (Wang Songgui, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 956, 2001)