Random regression models (RRM) have become increasingly common when analysing longitudinal data or repeated records on individuals over time. Applications in animal breeding research are emphasized while recognizing that RRM are used in many biological situations including human health. It is an alternative way of analysing repeated measurement data and is also referred to as Random coefficients (slopes) Modelling and can be used when the research interest lies with relationship over time rather than at individual time points (time points may also be unevenly spaced.) Researchers like Davoud Ali Saghi and his team at the Khorasan Razavi Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center have successfully applied random regression models to analyse the Kordi sheep growth. Reference
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