Estimating parameters in extended growth curve models with special covariance structures. (English) Zbl 1162.62055

Summary: The estimation of the unknown parameters is considered in the standard growth curve model with special covariance structures. Based on the unbiased estimating equations, some new methods are proposed. The resulting estimators can be expressed in explicit form. The statistical properties of the proposed estimators are investigated. Some simulation results are presented to compare the performance of the proposed estimator with that of the existing approaches. Finally, these methods are applied in general extended growth curve models with special covariance structures.


62H12 Estimation in multivariate analysis
62J12 Generalized linear models (logistic models)
65C60 Computational problems in statistics (MSC2010)
62F10 Point estimation
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