The Resource Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R, by Frans Willekens, (electronic resource)

Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R, by Frans Willekens, (electronic resource)

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Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R
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Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R
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by Frans Willekens
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eng
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This book provides an introduction to multistate event history analysis. It is an extension of survival analysis, in which a single terminal event (endpoint) is considered and the time-to-event is studied. Multistate models focus on life histories or trajectories, conceptualized as sequences of states and sequences of transitions between states. Life histories are modeled as realizations of continuous-time Markov processes. The model parameters, transition rates, are estimated from data on event counts and populations at risk, using the statistical theory of counting processes. The Comprehensive R Network Archive (CRAN) includes several packages for multistate modeling. This book is about Biograph. The package is designed to (a) enhance exploratory analysis of life histories and (b) make multistate modeling accessible. The package incorporates utilities that connect to several packages for multistate modeling, including survival, eha, Epi, mvna, etm, mstate, msm, and TraMineR for sequence analysis. The book is a ‘hands-on’ presentation of Biograph and the packages listed. It is written from the perspective of the user. To help the user master the techniques and the software, a single data set is used to illustrate the methods and software. It is the subsample of the German Life History Survey, which was also used by Blossfeld and Rohwer in their popular textbook on event history modeling. Another data set, the Netherlands Family and Fertility Survey, is used to illustrate how Biograph can assist in answering questions on life paths of cohorts and individuals. The book is suitable as a textbook for graduate courses on event history analysis and introductory courses on competing risks and multistate models. It may also be used as a self-study book. The R code used in the book is available online. Frans Willekens is affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. He is Emeritus Professor of Demography at the University of Groningen, a Honorary Fellow of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Hague, and a Research Associate of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria. He has contributed to the modeling and simulation of life histories, mainly in the context of population forecasting
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Willekens, Frans
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QA276-280
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Use R!,
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  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Demography
  • Statistics
  • Statistics, general
  • Statistics and Computing/Statistics Programs
  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
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Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R, by Frans Willekens, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- Life Histories: Real and Synthetic -- The Biograph Object -- Exploratory Data Analysis -- Visualization of Event Histories and State Sequences -- Statistical Packages for Multistate Event History Analysis -- The Multistate Life Table -- Application to Netherlands Family and Fertility Survey -- Summary -- Annexes.
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XXII, 308 p. 45 illus., 36 illus. in color.
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9783319083834
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10.1007/978-3-319-08383-4
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-08383-4
Label
Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R, by Frans Willekens, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Life Histories: Real and Synthetic -- The Biograph Object -- Exploratory Data Analysis -- Visualization of Event Histories and State Sequences -- Statistical Packages for Multistate Event History Analysis -- The Multistate Life Table -- Application to Netherlands Family and Fertility Survey -- Summary -- Annexes.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXII, 308 p. 45 illus., 36 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319083834
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-08383-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-08383-4

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