Analysis of comparative data using generalized estimating equations.

@article{Paradis2002AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of comparative data using generalized estimating equations.},
  author={Emmanuel Paradis and Julien Claude},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={218 2},
  pages={
          175-85
        }
}
It is widely acknowledged that the analysis of comparative data from related species should be performed taking into account their phylogenetic relationships. We introduce a new method, based on the use of generalized estimating equations (GEE), for the analysis of comparative data. The principle is to incorporate, in the modelling process, a correlation matrix that specifies the dependence among observations. This matrix is obtained from the phylogenetic tree of the studied species. Using this… Expand
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