Survival and Event History Analysis

The aim of this book is to bridge the gap between standard textbook models and a range of models where the dynamic structure of the data manifests itself fully.

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Author: Odd Aalen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387685601

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

View: 466

The aim of this book is to bridge the gap between standard textbook models and a range of models where the dynamic structure of the data manifests itself fully. The common denominator of such models is stochastic processes. The authors show how counting processes, martingales, and stochastic integrals fit very nicely with censored data. Beginning with standard analyses such as Kaplan-Meier plots and Cox regression, the presentation progresses to the additive hazard model and recurrent event data. Stochastic processes are also used as natural models for individual frailty; they allow sensible interpretations of a number of surprising artifacts seen in population data. The stochastic process framework is naturally connected to causality. The authors show how dynamic path analyses can incorporate many modern causality ideas in a framework that takes the time aspect seriously. To make the material accessible to the reader, a large number of practical examples, mainly from medicine, are developed in detail. Stochastic processes are introduced in an intuitive and non-technical manner. The book is aimed at investigators who use event history methods and want a better understanding of the statistical concepts. It is suitable as a textbook for graduate courses in statistics and biostatistics.

Event History Analysis

"--Journal of Marketing Research "This book, which is part of Sage Publications' Applied Social Research Methods Series, is a practical guide for those interested in using event history analysis. ..

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Author: Kazuo Yamaguchi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803933248

Category: Medical

Page: 182

View: 133

This book provides a systematic introduction to models, methods and applications of event history analysis. Yamaguchi emphasizes 'hands on' information, including the use and misuse of samples, models and covariates in applications, the structural arrangement of input data, the specification of various models in such computer programs as SAS-LOGIST and SPSSX-LOGLINEAR, and the interpretation of parameters estimated from models. The book also explores such significant topics as missing data, hazard rate, Cox's partial likelihood model, survivor function, and discrete-time logit models.

Introducing Survival and Event History Analysis

This book is an accessible, practical and comprehensive guide for researchers from multiple disciplines including biomedical, epidemiology, engineering and the social sciences.

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Author: Melinda Mills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848601017

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 299

This book is an accessible, practical and comprehensive guide for researchers from multiple disciplines including biomedical, epidemiology, engineering and the social sciences. Written for accessibility, this book will appeal to students and researchers who want to understand the basics of survival and event history analysis and apply these methods without getting entangled in mathematical and theoretical technicalities. Inside, readers are offered a blueprint for their entire research project from data preparation to model selection and diagnostics. Engaging, easy to read, functional and packed with enlightening examples, ‘hands-on’ exercises, conversations with key scholars and resources for both students and instructors, this text allows researchers to quickly master advanced statistical techniques. It is written from the perspective of the ‘user’, making it suitable as both a self-learning tool and graduate-level textbook. Also included are up-to-date innovations in the field, including advancements in the assessment of model fit, unobserved heterogeneity, recurrent events and multilevel event history models. Practical instructions are also included for using the statistical programs of R, STATA and SPSS, enabling readers to replicate the examples described in the text.

Event History Analysis with Stata

This new book supplements Event History Analysis, by Blossfeld et al, and Techniques of Event History Modeling, by Blossfeld and Rohwer, extending on their coverage of practical applications and statistical theory.

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805860460

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 804

Event History Analysis With Stata provides an introduction to event history modeling techniques using Stata (version 9), a widely used statistical program that provides tools for data analysis. The book emphasizes the usefulness of event history models for causal analysis in the social sciences and the application of continuous-time models. The authors illustrate the entire research path required in the application of event-history analysis, from the initial problems of recording event-oriented data, to data organization, to applications using the software, to the interpretation of results. The book also demonstrates, through example, how to implement hypotheses tests and how to choose the right model. The strengths and limitations of various techniques are emphasized in each example, along with an introduction to the model, details on how to input data, and the related Stata commands. Each application is accompanied by a brief explanation of the underlying statistical concept. Readers are offered the unique opportunity to easily run and modify all of the book’s application examples on a computer, by visiting the author’s Web site at http://www.uni-bamberg.de/sowi/soziologie-i/eha/. Examples include survival rates of patients in medical studies; unemployment periods in economic studies; and the time it takes a criminal to break the law after his release in a criminological study. This new book supplements Event History Analysis, by Blossfeld et al, and Techniques of Event History Modeling, by Blossfeld and Rohwer, extending on their coverage of practical applications and statistical theory. Intended for researchers in a variety of fields such as statistics, economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, Event History Analysis With Stata also serves as a text, in combination with the authors’ other two books, for courses on event history analysis.

Event History Analysis With Stata

The second edition of Event History Analysis with Stata provides an updated introduction to event history modeling, along with many instructive Stata examples.

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429536014

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 860

Nowadays, event history analysis can draw on a well-established set of statistical tools for the description and causal analysis of event history data. The second edition of Event History Analysis with Stata provides an updated introduction to event history modeling, along with many instructive Stata examples. Using the latest Stata software, each of these practical examples develops a research question, refers to useful substantive background information, gives a short exposition of the underlying statistical concepts, describes the organization of the input data and the application of the statistical Stata procedures, and assists the reader in performing a substantive interpretation of the obtained results. Emphasising the strengths and limitations of event history model techniques in each field of application, this book demonstrates that event history models provide a useful approach with which to uncover causal relationships or to map out a system of causal relations. It demonstrates how long-term processes can be studied and how changing context information on the micro, meso, and macro levels can be integrated easily into a dynamic analysis of longitudinal data. Event History Analysis with Stata is an invaluable resource for both novice students and researchers who need an introductory textbook and experienced researchers (from sociology, economics, political science, pedagogy, psychology, or demography) who are looking for a practical handbook for their research.

Event History Analysis With Stata

The book emphasizes the usefulness of event history models for causal analysis in the social sciences and the application of continuous-time models. T

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135595920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 342

Event History Analysis With Stata provides an introduction to event history modeling techniques using Stata (version 9), a widely used statistical program that provides tools for data analysis. The book emphasizes the usefulness of event history models for causal analysis in the social sciences and the application of continuous-time models. T

Event History Analysis with R

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.

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Author: Göran Broström

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315362892

Category: Mathematics

Page: 236

View: 354

With an emphasis on social science applications, Event History Analysis with R 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, Event History Analysis with R is a didactically excellent resource for students and practitioners of applied event history and survival analysis.

Event History Analysis in Life Course Research

A compendium of studies drawn from an international conference, this volume includes the newest and most substantive work on event history analysis.

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Author: Karl Ulrich Mayer

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299122042

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 808

A compendium of studies drawn from an international conference, this volume includes the newest and most substantive work on event history analysis. Researchers at four institutions convened, shared models of analysis, and collected their findings for the first time. The studies included represent work done in the following organizations: The Max Planck Institute in West Germany; The U.S. Social Science Research Council's Committee on Comparative Stratification; The Special Research Unit of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; and MASO, and informal German working group on mathematical sociology. This book is one of twelve in the University of Wisconsin Press's Life Course Studies series, arranged by the series editors David L. Featherman and David I. Kertzer.

The Statistical Analysis of Recurrent Events

This book presents models and statistical methods for the analysis of recurrent event data.

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Author: Richard J. Cook

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387698090

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 977

This book presents models and statistical methods for the analysis of recurrent event data. The authors provide broad, detailed coverage of the major approaches to analysis, while emphasizing the modeling assumptions that they are based on. More general intensity-based models are also considered, as well as simpler models that focus on rate or mean functions. Parametric, nonparametric and semiparametric methodologies are all covered, with procedures for estimation, testing and model checking.

Event History Modeling

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Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521546737

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 410

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Event History Analysis

3 Discrete - Time Logit Models , II : The Analysis of Two - Way Transitions METHODS AND MODELS This chapter extends logit models for discrete - time event history data to analyze transitions between two states .

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Author: Kazuo Yamaguchi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080393324X

Category: Medical

Page: 182

View: 997

"In a manner similar to many other titles within the Applied Social Research Methods Series, this 182-page book thoroughly covers many of the specific methodological hurdles encountered in implementing event history analysis (EHA). The Applied Social Research Methods Series' ... is the result of careful subject selection. ... Consistent with the practical orientation of the book, each of the application sections provides useful insights into data structure problems and programming notes. ... Kazuo Yamaguchi's insightful review of problems in structuring EHA models is useful for those contemplating life-course research. ... We strongly recommend its inclusion in the libraries of marketing researchers and its inclusion on suggested reading lists of graduate research method seminars."--Journal of Marketing Research "This book, which is part of Sage Publications' Applied Social Research Methods Series, is a practical guide for those interested in using event history analysis. ... The book's strength is that it is well written and easy to understand. Even those with limited statistical backgrounds can follow the discussion and the systematic progression from the simpler to the more complex models (although the author provides ample references for those wanting a more rigorous discussion). ... Upon finishing the book, I found myself wondering about specific accounting questions that might be addressed using event history analysis. There are many, and in fact, most issues can be recast in an events framework. ... In sum, I recommend this book to anyone wanting to use event history analysis whether to apply to new research questions or to provide a fresh look at old questions." --The Accounting Review "A significant introduction to the event-history literature that provides the background to implement this difficult methodology successfully and that can be supplemented with other, more advanced texts. It will undoubtedly become a prized text among students and a valuable reference for the research community." --Contemporary Sociology As a research tool event history analysis has recently become a key technique for researchers, professionals and students in a wide range of disciplines. However, despite this increasing interest, few resources exist which clearly examine this technique. Now, Event History Analysis provides a systematic introduction to models, methods and applications of event history analysis. Kazuo Yamaguchi emphasizes "hands on" information, including the use and misuse of samples, models, and covariates in applications, the structural arrangement of input data, the specification of various models in such computer programs as SAS-LOGIST and SPSS-LOGLINEAR, and the interpretation of parameters estimated from models. This timely book also offers such significant topics as missing data, hazard rate, Cox's partial likelihood model, survivor function, and discrete-time logit models for both one-way and two-way transitions. Event History Analysis is essential for researchers, professionals and students of public health, sociology, labor economics, political science, and organization studies.-Provided by published.

Event History Analysis

Aim and Structure of the Book This book tries to give a comprehensive overview of the most important methods of event history analysis. By “event history analysis” we mean statistical methods used to analyze time intervals between ...

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317785729

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 751

Serving as both a student textbook and a professional reference/handbook, this volume explores the statistical methods of examining time intervals between successive state transitions or events. Examples include: survival rates of patients in medical studies, unemployment periods in economic studies, or the period of time it takes a criminal to break the law after his release in a criminological study. The authors illustrate the entire research path required in the application of event-history analysis, from the initial problems of recording event-oriented data to the specific questions of data organization, to the concrete application of available program packages and the interpretation of the obtained results. Event History Analysis: * makes didactically accessible the inclusion of covariates in semi-parametric and parametric regression models based upon concrete examples * presents the unabbreviated close relationship underlying statistical theory * details parameter-free methods of analysis of event-history data and the possibilities of their graphical presentation * discusses specific problems of multi-state and multi-episode models * introduces time-varying covariates and the question of unobserved population heterogeneity * demonstrates, through examples, how to implement hypotheses tests and how to choose the right model.

Event History Analysis

Example 4: Learning Experiments in Psychology and Instruction Research In the psychology of learning, event history analysis may be used to obtain information regarding the temporal process of learning. The durations being modeled and ...

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038496878

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

View: 646

Serving as both a student textbook and a professional reference/handbook, this volume explores the statistical methods of examining time intervals between successive state transitions or events. Examples include: survival rates of patients in medical studies, unemployment periods in economic studies, or the period of time it takes a criminal to break the law after his release in a criminological study. The authors illustrate the entire research path required in the application of event-history analysis, from the initial problems of recording event-oriented data to the specific questions of data organization, to the concrete application of available program packages and the interpretation of the obtained results. Event History Analysis: * makes didactically accessible the inclusion of covariates in semi-parametric and parametric regression models based upon concrete examples * presents the unabbreviated close relationship underlying statistical theory * details parameter-free methods of analysis of event-history data and the possibilities of their graphical presentation * discusses specific problems of multi-state and multi-episode models * introduces time-varying covariates and the question of unobserved population heterogeneity * demonstrates, through examples, how to implement hypotheses tests and how to choose the right model.

Event History Analysis

Analysis may be accomplished through the following steps : ( 1 ) Break each individual's event history into a set of intervals between events . ( 2 ) Separate these intervals into groups according to origin state .

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Author: Paul D. Allison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803920555

Category: Social Science

Page: 87

View: 652

Drawing on recent "event history" analytical methods from biostatistics, engineering, and sociology, this clear and comprehensive monograph explains how longitudinal data can be used to study the causes of deaths, crimes, wars, and many other human events. Allison shows why ordinary multiple regression is not suited to analyze event history data, and demonstrates how innovative regression - like methods can overcome this problem. He then discusses the particular new methods that social scientists should find useful.

Introducing Survival and Event History Analysis

Introduction: sequence analysis A brief introduction to sequence analysis Sequence analysis is a technique highly intertwined with event history analysis, as it offers the ability to model entire life paths or event history trajectories ...

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Author: Melinda Mills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848601024

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 242

This book is an accessible, practical and comprehensive guide for researchers from multiple disciplines including biomedical, epidemiology, engineering and the social sciences. Written for accessibility, this book will appeal to students and researchers who want to understand the basics of survival and event history analysis and apply these methods without getting entangled in mathematical and theoretical technicalities. Inside, readers are offered a blueprint for their entire research project from data preparation to model selection and diagnostics. Engaging, easy to read, functional and packed with enlightening examples, ‘hands-on’ exercises, conversations with key scholars and resources for both students and instructors, this text allows researchers to quickly master advanced statistical techniques. It is written from the perspective of the ‘user’, making it suitable as both a self-learning tool and graduate-level textbook. Also included are up-to-date innovations in the field, including advancements in the assessment of model fit, unobserved heterogeneity, recurrent events and multilevel event history models. Practical instructions are also included for using the statistical programs of R, STATA and SPSS, enabling readers to replicate the examples described in the text.

Event History Analysis With Stata

2.2 Event history data organization Event history data are more complex than cross-sectional data because, for each episode, information is given about an origin state and a destination state, as well as the starting and ending times.

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429522543

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 915

Nowadays, event history analysis can draw on a well-established set of statistical tools for the description and causal analysis of event history data. The second edition of Event History Analysis with Stata provides an updated introduction to event history modeling, along with many instructive Stata examples. Using the latest Stata software, each of these practical examples develops a research question, refers to useful substantive background information, gives a short exposition of the underlying statistical concepts, describes the organization of the input data and the application of the statistical Stata procedures, and assists the reader in performing a substantive interpretation of the obtained results. Emphasising the strengths and limitations of event history model techniques in each field of application, this book demonstrates that event history models provide a useful approach with which to uncover causal relationships or to map out a system of causal relations. It demonstrates how long-term processes can be studied and how changing context information on the micro, meso, and macro levels can be integrated easily into a dynamic analysis of longitudinal data. Event History Analysis with Stata is an invaluable resource for both novice students and researchers who need an introductory textbook and experienced researchers (from sociology, economics, political science, pedagogy, psychology, or demography) who are looking for a practical handbook for their research.

Event History Analysis

Serving as both a student textbook and a professional reference/handbook, this volume explores the statistical methods of examining time intervals between successive state transitions or events.

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Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317785712

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 198

Serving as both a student textbook and a professional reference/handbook, this volume explores the statistical methods of examining time intervals between successive state transitions or events. Examples include: survival rates of patients in medical studies, unemployment periods in economic studies, or the period of time it takes a criminal to break the law after his release in a criminological study. The authors illustrate the entire research path required in the application of event-history analysis, from the initial problems of recording event-oriented data to the specific questions of data organization, to the concrete application of available program packages and the interpretation of the obtained results. Event History Analysis: * makes didactically accessible the inclusion of covariates in semi-parametric and parametric regression models based upon concrete examples * presents the unabbreviated close relationship underlying statistical theory * details parameter-free methods of analysis of event-history data and the possibilities of their graphical presentation * discusses specific problems of multi-state and multi-episode models * introduces time-varying covariates and the question of unobserved population heterogeneity * demonstrates, through examples, how to implement hypotheses tests and how to choose the right model.

Event History Analysis with R

In this introductory chapter, the special techniques that constitute survival and event history analysis are motivated. The concepts of right censoring and left truncation are dened and discussed. The data sets used throughout the book ...

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Author: Göran Broström

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429994876

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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With an emphasis on social science applications, Event History Analysis with R, Second Edition, presents an introduction to survival and event history analysis using real-life examples. Since publication of the first edition, focus in the field has gradually shifted towards the analysis of large and complex datasets. This has led to new ways of tabulating and analysing tabulated data with the same precision and power as that of an analysis of the full data set. Tabulation also makes it possible to share sensitive data with others without violating integrity. The new edition extends on the content of the first by both improving on already given methods and introducing new methods. There are two new chapters, Explanatory Variables and Regression, and Register- Based Survival Data Models. The book has been restructured to improve the flow, and there are significant updates to the computing in the supporting R package. Features • Introduction to survival and event history analysis and how to solve problems with incomplete data using Cox regression. • Parametric proportional hazards models, including the Weibull, Exponential, Extreme Value, and Gompertz distributions. • Parametric accelerated failure time models with the Lognormal, Loglogistic, Gompertz, Exponential, Extreme Value, and Weibull distributions. • Proportional hazards models for occurrence/exposure data, useful with tabular and register based data, often with a huge amount of observed events. • Special treatments of external communal covariates, selections from the Lexis diagram, and creating period as well as cohort statistics. • “Weird bootstrap” sampling suitable for Cox regression with small to medium-sized data sets. • Supported by an R package (https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=eha), including code and data for most examples in the book. • A dedicated home page for the book at http://ehar.se/r/ehar2 This substantial update to this popular book remains an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners of applied event history analysis and survival analysis. It can be used as a text for a course for graduate students or for self-study.