The Annals of Applied Statistics
- Ann. Appl. Stat.
- Volume 5, Number 4 (2011), 2448-2469.
A method for exploratory repeated-measures analysis applied to a breast-cancer screening study
When a model may be fitted separately to each individual statistical unit, inspection of the point estimates may help the statistician to understand between-individual variability and to identify possible relationships. However, some information will be lost in such an approach because estimation uncertainty is disregarded. We present a comparative method for exploratory repeated-measures analysis to complement the point estimates that was motivated by and is demonstrated by analysis of data from the CADET II breast-cancer screening study. The approach helped to flag up some unusual reader behavior, to assess differences in performance, and to identify potential random-effects models for further analysis.
Ann. Appl. Stat., Volume 5, Number 4 (2011), 2448-2469.
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2011
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Brentnall, Adam R.; Duffy, Stephen W.; Crowder, Martin J.; Gillan, Maureen G. C.; Astley, Susan M.; Wallis, Matthew G.; James, Jonathan; Boggis, Caroline R. M.; Gilbert, Fiona J. A method for exploratory repeated-measures analysis applied to a breast-cancer screening study. Ann. Appl. Stat. 5 (2011), no. 4, 2448--2469. doi:10.1214/11-AOAS481. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1324399602
- Supplementary material: Supplement to “A method for exploratory repeated-measures analysis applied to a breast-cancer screening study”. Some additional tables and charts to accompany this paper.