LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 20091019 )
€ 59,00
Missing data often arises in regression analysis either by study design or stochastic censoring. Restriction of analysis to complete observations may yield biased inferences. Developing likelihoodbased methods for analyzing missing data in a regression setting has largely focused on missing values in the dependent variable. In this book, we discuss two likelihoodbased approaches to inference for the regression of multivariate categorical outcomes on a set of covariates when some of the covariate values are missing. Specifically, this research seeks to develop methodologies in the context of latent variable models that (i) synthesize multiple outcomes into an latent construct that is easily interpretable yet retains relevant heterogeneity in individual outcomes; (ii) account for measurement inaccuracy in observable outcomes; (iii) model the association between the latent construct and covariates; (iv) handle missing covariate data in both ignorable and nonignorable cases. This book should be of particular interest to psychosocial scientists and others who plan to use latent variables models, but are discouraged by the daunting analytical difficulties associated with missing data.
Book Details: 

ISBN13: 
9783838321578 
ISBN10: 
383832157X 
EAN: 
9783838321578 
Book language: 
English 
By (author) : 
Qian Li Xue 
Number of pages: 
148 
Published on: 
20091019 
Category: 
Theory of probability, stochastics, mathematical statistics 