Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics / Edition 1by Constantine Gatsonis, James S. Hodges, Robert E. Kass, Nozer D. Singpurwalla
Pub. Date: 06/25/1993
Publisher: Springer New York
The past few years have witnessed dramatic advances in computational methods for Bayesian inference. As a result, Bayesian approaches to solving a wide variety of problems in data analysis and decision-making have become feasible. The purpose of this volume is to present several detailed examples of applications of Bayesian methods. The emphasis of each article is… See more details below
The past few years have witnessed dramatic advances in computational methods for Bayesian inference. As a result, Bayesian approaches to solving a wide variety of problems in data analysis and decision-making have become feasible. The purpose of this volume is to present several detailed examples of applications of Bayesian methods. The emphasis of each article is on the scientific or technological context of the problem being solved, and much background material is provided to complete the description of the analysis. This collection illustrates the ways in which Bayesian methods are permeating statistical practice. Noteworthy in the articles are the construction of explicit and conceptually simple models, the use of information other than the data under analysis, and the representation of uncertainty from various sources in the model. Consequently, many researchers will find this collection an illuminating survey of Bayesian methods in practice, and both lecturers and students will be able to learn a great deal through study of these examples.
Table of Contents
Invited Papers (with discussions).- Bayesian Estimation of Fuel Economy Potential Due to Technology Improvements.- Bayes Analysis of Model-Based Methods for Nonignorable Nonresponse in the Harvard Medical Practice Survey.- Use of Prior Information to Estimate Costs in a Sewerage Operation.- Estimation of Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus, Population Size.- Bayesian Decision Support Using Environmental Transport-And-Fate Models.- Final Discussions.- Contributed Papers.- Bayesian Analysis of the Ames Salmonella/Microsome Assay.- A Clinical Experiment in Bone Marrow Transplantation: Estimating a Percentage Point of a Quantal Response Curve.- The Composition of a Composition: Just the Facts.- Predicting Coproduct Yields in Microchip Fabrication.- Synchronicity of Whale Strandings with Phases of the Moon.- Bayesian Predictive Inference for Small Areas for Binary Variables in the National Health Interview Survey.- A Cost-Utility Analysis of Alternative Strategies in Screening for Breast Cancer.- Restoration and Segmentation of Rail Surface Images.- Assessing Mechanisms of Neural Synaptic Activity.- Author Index.
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