S-estimation and a robust conditional Akaike information criterion for linear mixed models
AbstractWe study estimation and model selection on both the fixed and the random effects in the setting of linear mixed models using outlier robust S-estimators. Robustness aspects on the level of the random effects as well as on the error terms is taken into account. The derived marginal and conditional information criteria are in the style of Akaike's information criterion but avoid the use of a fully specified likelihood by a suitable S-estimation approach that minimizes a scale function. We derive the appropriate penalty terms and provide an implementation using R. The setting of semiparametric additive models fit with penalized regression splines, in a mixed models formulation, fits as a specific application. Simulated data examples illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed criteria.
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Akaike information criterion; Conditional likelihood; Effective degrees of freedom; Mixed model; Penalized regression spline; S-estimation;
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