A Practical Guide to Tree Construction
We introduce the basic ideas associated with recursive partitioning in the context of a specific scientific question: Which pregnant women are most at risk of preterm deliveries? Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction between scientific judgment by investigators and the production of informative intermediate-stage computer output that facilitates the generation of the most sensible recursive partitioning trees.
KeywordsRoot Node Black Woman Preterm Delivery Terminal Node Tree Construction
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