Model Based Penalized Smoothing for Panel Data Under a Markov Assumption

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Creator: 

Beg, Nikolina

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

A flexible model for analyzing multi-state panel count data is presented. Panel data here refers to observing the state of individuals or objects under observation at a discrete set of time points. Panel data is found in many disciplines such as the sciences and medicine. It is assumed that the data is being generated by a continuous time, discrete state space Markov process. The transition intensities are represented with model-based penalty smoothing. This provides a class of models ranging between a fully nonparametric and parametric assumption for the transition intensities. Estimation and inference of the proposed approach is outlined and the finite sample properties of the methodology investigated via simulation.

Subject: 

Statistics

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Science: 
M.Sc.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Mathematics

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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