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Author Hilbe, Joseph M., 1944-

Title Negative binomial regression / Joseph M. Hilbe.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  519.536 HILB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Overview of count response models -- 2. Methods of estimation -- 3. Poisson regression -- 4. Overdispersion -- 5. Negative binomial regression -- 6. Negative binomial regression: modeling -- 7. Alternative variance parameterizations -- 8. Problems with zero counts -- 9. Negative binomial with censoring, truncation, and sample selection -- 10. Negative binomial panel models -- Appendix A: Negative binomial log-likelihood functions -- Appendix B: Deviance functions -- Appendix C: Stata negative binomial - ML algorithm -- Appendix D: Negative binomial variance functions -- Appendix E: Data sets.
Summary "This book is devoted to the negative binomial model and its many variations. Every model currently offered in commercial statistical software packages is discussed in detail - how each is derived, how each resolves a distributional problem, and numerous examples of their application. Many have never before been thoroughly examined in a text on count response models: the canonical negative binomial; the NB-P model, where the negative binomial exponent is itself parameterized; and negative binomial mixed models. As the models address violations of the distributional assumptions of the basic Poisson model, identifying and handling overdispersion is a unifying theme. For practising researchers and statisticians who need to update their knowledge of Poisson and negative binomial models, the book provides a comprehensive overview of estimating methods and algorithms used to model counts, as well as specific guidelines on modeling strategy and how each model can be analyzed to access goodness-of-fit." -- Publisher description.
Subject Negative binomial distribution.
Poisson algebras.
ISBN 9780521857727 (hbk.) : £40.00
0521857724 (hbk.) : £40.00