## Abstract

Under a normal assumption, Liski (Biometrics 47 (1991) 659-668) gave some measurements for assessing influential observations in the growth curve model (GCM) with a known covariance. For the GCM with an unstructured covariance matrix (UCM), i.e., the covariance is an arbitrary positive definite matrix, the problems of detecting influential observations are discussed in this paper. Based on the empirical influence function of the regression coefficient, a generalized Cook's distance is proposed to measure the influence of a subset of observations on the MLE's fit. In order to make comparison with the generalized Cook's distance, some other diagnostic measurements for assessing the influence are investigated too, which are based on the change of the confidence ellipsoid's volume after deleting the observation's subset. In addition, the influences on some linear combinations of the regression coefficient are discussed. For illustration purpose, a numerical example is provided and the analysis results show that the approaches presented in this paper are useful in practice.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 71-87 |

Number of pages | 17 |

Journal | Computational Statistics and Data Analysis |

Volume | 22 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 14 Jun 1996 |

## Scopus Subject Areas

- Statistics and Probability
- Computational Mathematics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics

## User-Defined Keywords

- Discordant outlier
- Growth curve model
- Influential observation
- Leverage point
- Statistical diagnostics