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Methods and Applications of Longitudinal Data Analysis by Xian Liu

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Preface

In recent decades, longitudinal data analysis has become a topic of tremendous interest to statisticians, demographers, policymakers, and insurance companies. Scientifically, it encompasses a wide array of disciplines that include biomedical, gerontological, and behavioral and social sciences. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive account of the most relevant methods and techniques applied in longitudinal data analysis, without concentrating on any single field of application. Therefore, this book is expected to appeal to a wide variety of disciplines. Given my multidisciplinary background in training and research, the book covers models and methods applied in biomedicine, biostatistics, demography, psychology, sociology, ...

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