ELEVEN. The Normal Distribution and Likelihood Revisited

  1. Mari Palta

Published Online: 11 AUG 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471467979.ch11

Quantitative Methods in Population Health: Extensions of Ordinary Regression

Quantitative Methods in Population Health: Extensions of Ordinary Regression

How to Cite

Palta, M. (2003) The Normal Distribution and Likelihood Revisited, in Quantitative Methods in Population Health: Extensions of Ordinary Regression, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471467979.ch11

Author Information

  1. Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 AUG 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2003

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471455059

Online ISBN: 9780471467977

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Keywords:

  • generalized linear model;
  • normal likelihood;
  • deviance;
  • scale parameter;
  • dispersion parameter;
  • PROC GENMOD;
  • score equation

Summary

We reformulate the normal likelihood in the context and terminology of generalized linear models. PROC GENMOD is introduced and compared to PROC REG and PROC MIXED in the situation of ordinary regression analysis.