Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

SELECTING THE COVARIANCE STRUCTURE IN MIXED MODEL USING STATISTICAL METHODS CALIBRATION

Ali Hussein AL-Marshadi

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2014.309.315

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 10, Issue 3

Pages 309-315

Abstract

In this article the analysis of experiment of repeated measures design is considered which is used often in different fields of studies. In order to analyze the experiment of repeated measures design efficiently we need to select the suitable covariance structure which required a lot of efforts. In the current paper an approach is used to guide the selection of the covariance structure for the analysis of repeated measures design with high rate of success. Five well known model selection criteria are used in the approach. Simulation study is used to evaluate the approach in terms of its ability to select the right covariance structure. The evaluation of the approach was in terms of its percentage of times that it identifies the right covariance structure. Overall, the simulation study showed excellent performance for the approach in all the study cases. The main result of our article is that we recommend considering the approach as a standard way to select the right covariance structure.

Copyright

© 2014 Ali Hussein AL-Marshadi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.