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Marginal models: an overview

Rudas, Tamás and Bergsma, Wicher (2023) Marginal models: an overview. In: Kateri, Maria and Moustaki, Irini, (eds.) Trends and Challenges in Categorical Data Analysis: Statistical Modelling and Interpretation. Springer Nature Switzerland, Cham, Switzerland, 67 - 115. ISBN 9783031311857

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-31186-4_3


Marginal models involve restrictions on the conditional and marginal association structure of a set of categorical variables. They generalize log-linear models for contingency tables, which are the fundamental tools for modelling the conditional association structure. This chapter gives an overview of the development of marginal models during the past 20 years. After providing some motivating examples, the first few sections focus on the definition and characteristics of marginal models. Specifically, we show how their fundamental properties can be understood from the properties of marginal log-linear parameterizations. Algorithms for estimating marginal models are discussed, focussing on the maximum likelihood and the generalized estimating equations approaches. It is shown how marginal models can help to understand directed graphical and path models, and a description is given of marginal models with latent variables.

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Additional Information: © 2023 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2023 14:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:01

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