UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Quasi-variances. BIOMETRIKA, 91 (1). pp. 65-80. ISSN 0006-3444Full text not available from this repository.
In statistical models of dependence, the effect of a categorical variable is typically described by contrasts among parameters. For reporting such effects, quasi-variances provide an economical and intuitive method which permits approximate inference on any contrast by subsequent readers. Applications include generalised linear models, generalised additive models and hazard models. The present paper exposes the generality of quasi-variances, emphasises the need to control relative errors of approximation, gives simple methods for obtaining quasi-variances and bounds on the approximation error involved, and explores the domain of accuracy of the method. Conditions are identified under which the quasi-variance approximation is exact, and numerical work indicates high accuracy in a variety of settings.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||BIOMETRIKA|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 65-80|
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