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Boosting functional response models for location, scale and shape with an application to bacterial competition
We extend generalized additive models for location, scale and shape (GAMLSS) to regression with functional response. This allows us to simultaneously model point-wise mean curves, variances and other distributional parameters ...
Spreading the disease: Protest in times of pandemics
This study analyzes the impact of large anti‐lockdown protests on the spread of SARS‐CoV‐2 in Germany. Since protesters at such large gatherings are very mobile and largely neglect SARS‐CoV‐2 containment strategies, they ...
Additional Primary Tumors Detected Incidentally on FDG PET/CT at Staging in Patients with First Diagnosis of NSCLC: Frequency, Impact on Patient Management and Survival
We aimed to assess the frequency of additional primary malignancies detected incidentally on [18F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) at staging in NSCLC patients. Moreover, their ...
Statistical model building: Background “knowledge” based on inappropriate preselection causes misspecification
Background Statistical model building requires selection of variables for a model depending on the model’s aim. In descriptive and explanatory models, a common recommendation often met in the literature is to ...