This book provides a comprehensive summary of a wide variety of statistical methods for the analysis of repeated measurements. It is designed to be both a useful reference for practitioners and a textbook for a graduate-level course focused on methods for the analysis of repeated measurements. This book will be of interest to
* Statisticians in academics, industry, and research organizations
* Scientists who design and analyze studies in which repeated measurements are obtained from each experimental unit
* Graduate students in statistics and biostatistics.
The prerequisites are knowledge of mathematical statistics at the level of Hogg and Craig (1995) and a course in linear regression and ANOVA at the level of Neter et. al. (1985).
The important features of this book include a comprehensive coverage of classical and recent methods for continuous and categorical outcome variables; numerous homework problems at the end of each chapter; and the extensive use of real data sets in examples and homework problems.
The 80 data sets used in the examples and homework problems can be downloaded from www.springer-ny.com at the list of author websites. Since many of the data sets can be used to demonstrate multiple methods of analysis, instructors can easily develop additional homework problems and exam questions based on the data sets provided. In addition, overhead transparencies produced using TeX and solutions to homework problems are available to course instructors. The overheads also include programming statements and computer output for the examples, prepared primarily using the SAS System.
Charles S. Davis is Senior Director of Biostatistics at Elan Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California. He previously was professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa. He is author or co-author of more than 75 peer-reviewed papers in statistical and medical journals and one book (Categorical Data Analysis using the SAS System with Maura Stokes and Gary Koch). His research and teaching interests include categorical data analysis, methods for the analysis of repeated measurements, and clinical trials. Dr. Davis has consulted with numerous companies and has taught short courses on categorical data analysis, methods for the analysis of repeated measurements, and clinical trials methodology for industrial, government, and academic organizations. He received an "Excellence in Continuing Education" award from the American Statistical Association in 2001 and has served as associate editor of the journals Controlled Clinical Trials and The American Statistician and as chair of the Biometrics Section of the ASA.