Weighted Generalized estimating equations (WGEE) is an extension of generalized linear models to longitudinal or clustered data by incorporating the correlation within-cluster when data is missing at random (MAR). The parameters in mean, scale, correlation structures are estimate based on quasi-likelihood. The package wgeesel also contains model selection criteria for variable selection in the mean model and for the selection of a working correlation structure in longitudinal data with dropout or monotone missingness using WGEE.
The collection of functions includes:
estimates parameters based on WGEE in mean, scale, and correlation structures, through mean link, scale link, and correlation link.
calculate the QIC (QICu), MQIC (MQICu), Rotnitzky-Jewell criteria for variable selection in the mean model and/or selection of a working correlation structure in GEE (unbalanced data is allowed).
calculate the MLIC (MLICC) and QICWr (QICWp) for variable selection in the mean model and the selection of a working correlation structure in WGEE, which can accommodate dropout missing at random (MAR).
can simulate longitudinal response data in different distribution (gaussian, binomial, poisson) with drop missingness.
For a complete list of functions, use
library(help = "wgeesel").
Maintainer: Zheng Li firstname.lastname@example.org
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Preisser, J.S., Lohman, K.K. and Rathouz, P.J., 2002. Performance of weighted estimating equations for longitudinal binary data with drop-outs missing at random. Statistics in medicine, 21(20), pp.3035-3054.
Robins, J.M., Rotnitzky, A. and Zhao, L.P., 1995. Analysis of semiparametric regression models for repeated outcomes in the presence of missing data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 90(429), pp.106-121.
Shen, C. W., & Chen, Y. H. (2012). Model selection for generalized estimating equations accommodating dropout missingness. Biometrics, 68(4), 1046-1054.
Wang, M., 2014. Generalized Estimating Equations in Longitudinal Data Analysis: A Review and Recent Developments. Advances in Statistics, 2014.
GEE methods exist for
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