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Local influence in estimating equations


  • Venezuela, Maria Kelly
  • Sandoval, Mônica Carneiro
  • Botter, Denise Aparecida


Local influence diagnostics based on estimating equations as the role of a gradient vector derived from any fit function are developed for repeated measures regression analysis. Our proposal generalizes tools used in other studies ([Cook, 1986] and [Cadigan and Farrell, 2002]), considering herein local influence diagnostics for a statistical model where estimation involves an estimating equation in which all observations are not necessarily independent of each other. Moreover, the measures of local influence are illustrated with some simulated data sets to assess influential observations. Applications using real data are presented.

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  • Venezuela, Maria Kelly & Sandoval, Mônica Carneiro & Botter, Denise Aparecida, 2011. "Local influence in estimating equations," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 55(4), pages 1867-1883, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:55:y:2011:i:4:p:1867-1883

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    1. Vens, Maren & Ziegler, Andreas, 2012. "Generalized estimating equations and regression diagnostics for longitudinal controlled clinical trials: A case study," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 56(5), pages 1232-1242.


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