ordinalCont (2.0.0)

Ordinal Regression Analysis for Continuous Scales.


A regression framework for response variables which are continuous self-rating scales such as the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) used in pain assessment, or the Linear Analog Self-Assessment (LASA) scales in quality of life studies. These scales measure subjects' perception of an intangible quantity, and cannot be handled as ratio variables because of their inherent non-linearity. We treat them as ordinal variables, measured on a continuous scale. A function (the g function) connects the scale with an underlying continuous latent variable. The link function is the inverse of the CDF of the assumed underlying distribution of the latent variable. A variety of link functions are currently implemented.

Maintainer: Maurizio Manuguerra
Author(s): Maurizio Manuguerra [aut, cre], Gillian Heller [aut]

License: GPL (>= 2)

Uses: boot, Deriv
Reverse suggests: tram

Released about 1 year ago.