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Chapter 3: Parametric methods
1 SOME WELL-KNOWN PARAMETRIC SURVIVAL DISTRIBUTIONS
We first introduce some well-known parametric survival distributions of the random variable
of the survival time in this chapt

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Chapter 7: Comparison of Two or more
Groups of Survival Data
1 BY GRAPH
The simplest way of comparing the survival times obtained from two groups of individuals is to
plot the corresponding estimates of the tw

MATH4426: Survival Analysis | Dr. YU, Chi Wai
Chapter 4: Parameter Estimation
As mentioned in Chapter 3, in this chapter we would mainly discuss how to estimate the
parameter(s) of the parametric survival distribution in the presence of censoring. There a

MATH4426: Survival Analysis | Dr. YU, Chi Wai
Chapter 2: Non-parametric methods
1 ESTIMATION OF SURVIVAL FUNCTION
We first discuss the estimation of survival and cumulative hazard functions because survival
data are often summarized by the estimates of th

MATH4426: Survival Analysis | Dr. YU, Chi Wai
Chapter 8: Regression models for
survival data
1 REGRESSION MODELLING
In Chapters 6 and 7, the respective non-parametric methods are useful in the analysis of a
single sample of survival data, and in the compa

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Chapter 5: Parametric Hypothesis
Testing
In Chapter 4, we studied how to estimate their parameters in the presence of censoring. In this
chapter, we would cover the materials on hypothesis testing - testing th

MATH4426: Survival Analysis | Dr. YU, Chi Wai
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
1 WHAT IS SURVIVAL ANALYSIS?
As its name indicates, survival analysis is a statistical analysis of SURVIVAL data.
Survival data are special and thus they require special methods for the

MATH4426: Survival Analysis | Dr. YU, Chi Wai
Chapter 6: Distribution Fitting
1 GRAPHICAL METHODS
In this section, we would briefly introduce some statistical methods for evaluating the fitness of
the survival distribution.
Probability plot (or called Q-Q