Event History Analysis with R

Göran Broström

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April 3, 2012 by CRC Press
Professional - 236 Pages - 75 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439831649 - CAT# K11534
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series

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Features

  • Introduces survival and event history analysis for social science applications
  • Covers both discrete and continuous time data
  • Presents minimal mathematical details as well as technical material in an appendix
  • Includes real examples with applications focused on demography, econometrics, and epidemiology
  • Provides a dedicated R package for performing all analyses

Summary

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.

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