On Pseudo-EBLUP Under Some Model for Longitudinal Data with Auxiliary Variables
The problem of modeling longitudinal profiles is considered assuming that the population and elements affiliation to subpopulations may change in time. The considerations are based on a model with auxiliary variables for longitudinal data with element and subpopulation specific random components (compare Verbeke, Molenberghs, 2000; Hedeker, Gibbons, 2006) which is a special case of the General Linear Model (GLM) the General Linear Mixed Model (GLMM). In the paper the pseudo-empirical best linear unbiased predictor (Pseudo-EBLUP) based on model-assisted approach will be presented along with its mean squared error (MSE) and its estimators. In the simulation study its accuracy will be compared with some calibration estimators which are based on model-assisted approach too.