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Generating correlated ordinal categorical random samples


  • Biswas, Atanu


Ordinal categorical random variables are common in many studies. In different context it is important to appropriately define and simulate from such ordinal categorical random variables with a desired pattern of the correlation structure. This is an important problem in longitudinal studies as well as analyzing clustered data involving ordinal categorical responses. The present paper deals with the theoretical presentation and the construction of multivarite ordinal categorical random variables with some desired patterns of correlation structure. Algorithms for generating samples for the AR-type correlation with particular illustration of AR(1) and AR(2), and equicorrelation are discussed using some urn models.

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  • Biswas, Atanu, 2004. "Generating correlated ordinal categorical random samples," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 70(1), pages 25-35, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:70:y:2004:i:1:p:25-35

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    1. Pier Alda FERRARI & Alessandro BARBIERO, 2011. "Generating ordinal data," Departmental Working Papers 2011-38, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.


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