M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
We are exploring the effectiveness of brain surgeries that are supposed to eliminate or reduce the frequency of seizures in young Epilepsy patients. The long-term effectiveness of brain surgeries is evaluated by ordinal categories and brings longitudinal categorical responses.
Using a Bayesian multinomial regression model we examine the responses by the lobe of brain and other covariates as well as time. To overcome computational difficulties we utilize latent variables for multinomial responses and compare the results with frequentists methods.
Kane, Kacy Danielle, "Evaluation of Epilepsy Surgery Using Bayesian Multinomial Regression" (2019). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 7242.
Northern Illinois University
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