Selection of Variables and Functional Forms in Multivariable Analysis
Derive guidance for variable and function selection in multivariable analysis.
The main focus of TG2 is to identify influential variables and gain insight into their individual and joint relationship with the outcome. Two of the (interrelated) main challenges are selection of variables for inclusion in a multivariable explanatory model, and choice of the functional forms for continuous variables
Topic group 2 is a member of the STRATOS Initiative (STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies) which is a large collaboration of experts in many different areas of biostatistical research. Ongoing research, discussions and activities within STRATOS are conducted in nine topic groups and several cross-cutting panels.