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Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics : Volume V - Constantine Gatsonis

Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics

Volume V

By: Constantine Gatsonis (Editor), Robert E. Kass (Editor), Bradley Carlin (Editor), Alicia Carriquiry (Editor), Andrew Gelman (Editor)

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The 5th Workshop on Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics was held at the Carnegie Mellon University campus on September 24-25, 1999. As in the past, the workshop featured both invited and contributed case studies. The former were presented and discussed in detail while the latter were presented in poster format. This volume contains the three invited case studies with the accompanying discussion as well as ten contributed pa- pers selected by a refereeing process. The majority of case studies in the volume come from biomedical research. However, the reader will also find studies in education and public policy, environmental pollution, agricul- ture, and robotics. INVITED PAPERS The three invited cases studies at the workshop discuss problems in ed- ucational policy, clinical trials design, and environmental epidemiology, respectively. 1. In School Choice in NY City: A Bayesian Analysis ofan Imperfect Randomized Experiment J. Barnard, C. Frangakis, J. Hill, and D. Rubin report on the analysis of the data from a randomized study conducted to evaluate the New YorkSchool Choice Scholarship Pro- gram. The focus ofthe paper is on Bayesian methods for addressing the analytic challenges posed by extensive non-compliance among study participants and substantial levels of missing data. 2. In Adaptive Bayesian Designs for Dose-Ranging Drug Trials D. Berry, P. Mueller, A. Grieve, M. Smith, T. Parke, R. Blazek, N.

School Choice in NY City: A Bayesian Analysis of an Imperfect Randomized Experimentp. 3
Discussionp. 69
Discussionp. 73
Rejoinderp. 92
Adaptive Bayesian Designs for Dose-Ranging Drug Trialsp. 99
Discussionp. 157
Discussionp. 167
Rejoinderp. 175
Modeling the Impact of Traffic-Related Air Pollution of Childhood Respiratory Illnessp. 183
Discussionp. 253
Rejoinderp. 256
A Hierarchical Model for Estimating Distribution Profiles of Soil Texturep. 263
Assessing the Homogeneity of Three Odds Ratios: A Case Study in Small-sample Inferencep. 279
Modeling Rates of Bone Growth and Loss Using Order-Restricted Inference and Stochastic Change Pointsp. 291
Estimating Genotype Probabilities in Complex Pedigreesp. 309
Identifying Carriers of a Genetic Modifier Using Nonparametric Bayesian Methodsp. 329
Bayesian Tools for EDA and Model Building: A Brainy Studyp. 345
Bayesian Protein Structure Predictionp. 363
Bayesian Analysis of Sensory Inputs of a Mobile Robotp. 379
Hidden Markov Models for Analysis of Biological Rhythm Datap. 398
Using Prior Opinions to Examine Sample Size in Two Clinical Trialsp. 407
Author Indexp. 423
Subject Indexp. 431
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ISBN: 9780387951690
ISBN-10: 0387951695
Series: Lecture Notes in Statistics : Book 5
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 9th November 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.64