Correlation structure and model selection for negative binomial distribution in GEE

James JiSheng Cui, Liyun Feng

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A new model selection criterion, termed as the a??quasi-likelihood under the independence model criteriona?? (QIC), was proposed by Pan (2001) for GEE models. Cui (2007) developed a general computing program to implement the QIC method for a range of statistical distributions. However, only a special case of the negative binomial distribution was considered in Cui (2007), where the dispersion parameter equals to unity. This article introduces a new computing program that can be applied for the general negative binomial model, where the dispersion parameter can be any fixed value. An example is also given in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190 - 197
Number of pages8
JournalCommunications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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