Faculty Advisor or Committee Member
Thelge B. Peiris, Advisor
Bone cement surgery is a new technique widely used in medical field nowadays. In this thesis I analyze 48 bone cement types using their content of 20 elements. My goal is to ?find a method to classify new found bone cement sample into these 48 categories. Here I will use multinomial logistic regression method to see whether it works or not. Due to the lack of observations, I generate enough data by adding white noise in proper scales to the original data again and again, and then I get a data set of over 100 times as many points as the original one. Then I use purposeful variable selection method to pick the covariates I need, rather than stepwise selection. There are 15 covariates left after the selection, and then I use my new data set to fit such a multinomial logistic regression model. The model doesn't perform that good in goodness of ?fit test, but the result is still acceptable, and the diagnostic statistics also indicate a good performance. Combined with clinical experience and prior conditions, this model is helpful in this classification case.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Wei, Jinglun, "Classification of Bone Cements Using Multinomial Logistic Regression Method" (2018). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 520.
multinomial logistic regression, classification, bone cement