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Yaobing Sui
Walter W. Stroup

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Recent advances in statistical software made possible by the rapid development of computer technology in the past decade have made many new procedures available to data analysts. We focus in this paper on methods for ordinal categorical data with repeated measures that can be implemented using SAS. These procedures are illustrated using data from an animal health experiment. The responses, measured as severity of symptoms on an ordinal scale, are recorded for test animals over time. The experiment was designed to estimate treatment and time effects on the severity of symptoms. The data were analyzed with various approaches using PROC MIXED, PROC NLMIXED, PROC GENMOD, and the GLIMMIX macro. In this paper, we compare the strengths and weaknesses of these different methods.

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A COMPARISON OF SOME METHODS TO ANALYZE REPEATED MEASURES ORDINAL CATEGORICAL DATA

Recent advances in statistical software made possible by the rapid development of computer technology in the past decade have made many new procedures available to data analysts. We focus in this paper on methods for ordinal categorical data with repeated measures that can be implemented using SAS. These procedures are illustrated using data from an animal health experiment. The responses, measured as severity of symptoms on an ordinal scale, are recorded for test animals over time. The experiment was designed to estimate treatment and time effects on the severity of symptoms. The data were analyzed with various approaches using PROC MIXED, PROC NLMIXED, PROC GENMOD, and the GLIMMIX macro. In this paper, we compare the strengths and weaknesses of these different methods.