Robust estimation in growth curve models


Journal Article

The growth curve model introduced by Potthoff and Roy (1964) is a general statistical model which includes as special cases regression models and both univariate and multivariate analysis of variance models. The methods currently available for estimating the parameters of this model assume an underlying multivariate normal distribution of errors. In this paper, we discuss two robust estimators of the growth curve location and scatter parameters based upon M—estimation techniques and the work done by Maronna (1976). The asymptotic distribution of these robust estimators are discussed and a numerical example given. © 1985 by Marcel Dekker, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pendergast, JF; Broffitt, JD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1919 - 1939

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-415X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-0926

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/03610928508829021

Citation Source

  • Scopus