parametric models

Parametric or Semi-Parametric Models in Survival Analysis?

August 13th, 2018 by

It was Casey Stengel who offered the sage advice, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

When you need to fit a regression model to survival data, you have to take a fork in the road. One road asks you to make a distributional assumption about your data and the other does not. (more…)

Six Types of Survival Analysis and Challenges in Learning Them

August 6th, 2018 by

Survival analysis isn’t just a single model.

It’s a whole set of tests, graphs, and models that are all used in slightly different data and study design situations. Choosing the most appropriate model can be challenging.

In this article I will describe the most common types of tests and models in survival analysis, how they differ, and some challenges to learning them.