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Some New Random Effect Models for Correlated Binary Responses

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Exchangeable copulas are used to model an extra-binomial variation in Bernoulli experiments with a variable number of trials. Maximum likelihood inference procedures for the intra-cluster correlation are constructed for several copula families. The selection of a particular model is carried out using the Akaike information criterion (AIC). Profile likelihood confidence intervals for the intra-cluster correlation are constructed and their performance are assessed in a simulation experiment. The sensitivity of the inference to the specification of the copula family is also investigated through simulations. Numerical examples are presented.








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  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Université Laval„ 1045 av. de la
    Médecine, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Université Laval„ 1045 av. de la
    Médecine, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada


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