Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
John R. Stevens
We present an EM based solution to missing categorical covariates in Binomial models with logit links using an assumption that experimental units are drawn from a Multinomial population of infinite size. We further address the problem of separation of points inducing large variances on parameter estimates by the use of a novel score-modification based on Firth's bias-reduction score-modification. We simulate to address questions about estimate bias, distribution, and appropriate parameter coverage by Wald intervals.
Rounds, Jeremiah, "Logistic Models with Missing Categorical Covariates" (2009). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1242.
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