The fundamentals of survival and event history analysis

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Objectives of this chapter After reading this chapter, the researcher should be able to: Defi ne, recognize and describe the • fundamental concepts and terminology used in survival and event history analysis. Recognize and describe the • reasons why we use these methods and the types of problems that can be solved. Defi ne and understand different types of • censored and truncated data and different types of censoring. Defi ne and recognize a • density, survivor and hazard function. Describe the • relationship between a density, survivor and hazard function. Be able to argue • why it is necessary to use survival and event history models and their added value. Recognize the • different types of survival and event history models and classes.

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