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Event history analysis with R. (English) Zbl 1279.62001
Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-4398-3164-9/hbk; 978-1-4398-3167-0/ebook). xix, 216 p. (2012).
Publisher’s description: With an emphasis on social science applications, this book presents an introduction to survival and event history analysis using real-life examples. Keeping mathematical details to a minimum, the book covers key topics, including both discrete and continuous time data, parametric proportional hazards, and accelerated failure times.
Features:
– Introduces parametric proportional hazards models with baseline distributions like the Weibull, Gompertz, lognormal, and piecewise constant hazard distributions, in addition to traditional Cox regression;
– Presents mathematical details as well as technical material in an appendix;
– Includes real examples with applications in demography, econometrics, and epidemiology;
– Provides a dedicated R package, eha, containing special treatments, including making cuts in the Lexis diagram, creating communal covariates, and creating period statistics.
A much-needed primer, this book is a didactically excellent resource for students and practitioners of applied event history and survival analysis.
MSC:
62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
62-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistics
62Nxx Survival analysis and censored data
62P25 Applications of statistics to social sciences
Software:
cmprsk; eha; Hmisc; R; SAS
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