Free access to WIREs Computational Statistics article


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 22 September 2014

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Hierarchical modeling in spatial epidemiology
Andrew B. Lawson
DOI: 10.1002/wics.1315

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This paper considers the basic concepts and methods used in hierarchical modeling for data arising in spatial epidemiology. Following discussion of basic statistical and epidemiological concepts relevant to small-area health studies, the paper reviews the different approaches to model formulation, parameter estimation, and also software resources.

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