Canadian Journal of Statistics

Optimal design for the proportional odds model

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The authors construct locally optimal designs for the proportional odds model for ordinal data. While they investigate the standard D‐optimal design, they also investigate optimality criteria for the simultaneous estimation of multiple quantiles, namely DA ‐optimality and the omnibus criterion. The design of experiments for the simultaneous estimation of multiple quantiles is important in both toxic and effective dose studies in medicine. As with c‐optimality in the binary response problem, the authors find that there are distinct phase changes when exploring extreme quantiles that require additional design points. The authors also investigate relative efficiencies of the criteria.

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