Which method gives the best forecast for longitudinal binary response data?: a simulation study

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2010
Aslan, Yasemin
Panel data, also known as longitudinal data, are composed of repeated measurements taken from the same subject over different time points. Although it is generally used in time series applications, forecasting can also be used in panel data due to its time dimension. However, there is limited number of studies in this area in the literature. In this thesis, forecasting is studied for panel data with binary response because of its increasing importance and increasing fundamental roles. A simulation study is held to compare the efficiency of different methods and to find the one that gives the optimal forecast values. In this simulation, 21 different methods, including naïve and complex ones, are used by the help of R software. It is concluded that transition models and random effects models with no lag of response can be chosen for getting the most accurate forecasts, especially for the first two years of forecasting.
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Y. Aslan, “Which method gives the best forecast for longitudinal binary response data?: a simulation study,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.