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A method for exploratory repeated-measures analysis applied to a breast-cancer screening study

Adam R. Brentnall, Stephen W. Duffy, Martin J. Crowder, Maureen G. C. Gillan, Susan M. Astley, Matthew G. Wallis, Jonathan James, Caroline R. M. Boggis, Fiona J. Gilbert
2011 Annals of Applied Statistics  
When a model may be fitted separately to each individual statistical unit, inspection of the point estimates may help the statistician to understand between-individual variability and to identify possible relationships. However, some information will be lost in such an approach because estimation uncertainty is disregarded. We present a comparative method for exploratory repeated-measures analysis to complement the point estimates that was motivated by and is demonstrated by analysis of data
more » ... analysis of data from the CADET II breast-cancer screening study. The approach helped to flag up some unusual reader behavior, to assess differences in performance, and to identify potential random-effects models for further analysis.
doi:10.1214/11-aoas481 fatcat:gtmctrxtnvanpdaw7tyqidtpqi