Model-Based Recursive Partitioning with Adjustment for Measurement Error

Applied to the Cox’s Proportional Hazards and Weibull Model

  • Hanna Birke

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Hanna Birke
    Pages 1-2
  3. Hanna Birke
    Pages 3-33
  4. Hanna Birke
    Pages 35-54
  5. Hanna Birke
    Pages 55-94
  6. Hanna Birke
    Pages 95-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


Model-based recursive partitioning (MOB) provides a powerful synthesis between machine-learning inspired recursive partitioning methods and regression models. Hanna Birke extends this approach by allowing in addition for measurement error in covariates, as frequently occurring in biometric (or econometric) studies, for instance, when measuring blood pressure or caloric intake per day. After an introduction into the background, the extended methodology is developed in detail for the Cox model and the Weibull model, carefully implemented in R, and investigated in a comprehensive simulation study.


  • MOB and Measurement Error Modelling
  • Derivation of an Adjusted MOB Algorithm for Covariates Measured with Error for the Cox and Weibull Model
  • Implementation of the Suggested Method for the Weibull Model in the Open-Source Programming Language R
  • Simulation Study Showing the Performance of the Implemented Method

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of statistics and cognate disciplines with interest in advanced modelling in combination with measurement error in covariates
  • Data analysts of complex biometric or econometric studies with variables that are difficult to measure in practice

The Author

Hanna Birke wrote her master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Augustin at the department of statistics of the LMU Munich and is currently working on her doctoral thesis.



Biometric MOB Measurement Error Modelling Partitioning Methods Regression Models

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanna Birke
    • 1
  1. 1.DüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Spektrum, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08504-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08505-6
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