Dare, Julius Remi and Agunbiade, D.A and Famurewa, Oludolapo Kehinde and Adesina, Olumide S and Adedotun, Adedayo F. and Iyaniwura, Olatunde
(2018)
*Approximation techniques for maximizing likelihood functions of generalized linear mixed models for binary response data.*
International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4).
pp. 4911-4917.

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## Abstract

Evaluating Maximum likelihood estimates in Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs) has been a serious challenge due to some integral complexities encountered in maximizing its likelihood functions. It is computationally difficult to establish analytical solutions for the integrals. In view of this, approximation techniques would be needed. In this paper, various approximation techniques were exam-ined including Laplace approximation (LA), Penalized Quasi likelihood (PQL) and Adaptive Gauss-Hermite Quadrature (AGQ) tech-niques. The performances of these methods were evaluated through both simulated and real-life data in medicine. The simulation results showed that the Adaptive Gauss-Hermit Quadrature approach produced better estimates when compared with PQL and LA estimation techniques based on some model selection criteria.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Generalized Linear Mixed Models; Adaptive Gauss-Hermit Quadrature; Likelihood Function; Binary Response; Medicine |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics |

Divisions: | Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics |

Depositing User: | nwokealisi |

Date Deposited: | 10 Nov 2023 09:56 |

Last Modified: | 10 Nov 2023 09:56 |

URI: | http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/17552 |

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