Ziegler, Andreas; Kastner, C.; Grömping, U.; Blettner, Maria (1996): The Generalized Estimating Equations in the Past Ten Years: An Overview and A Biomedical Application. Sonderforschungsbereich 386, Discussion Paper 24




The Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) proposed by Liang and Zeger (1986) have found considerable attention in the last years and several extensions have been proposed. This paper will give a more intuitive description how GEE have been developed during the last years. Additionally we will describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different parametrisations that have been proposed in the literature. We will also give a brief review of the literature available on this topic. [ Published in: Biometrical Journal 40 (2), 115-139 ]