Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2006

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Robert M. Price Jr.

Committee Members

Yali Liu, Edith Seier

Abstract

Point estimation of several association parameters in categorical data are presented. Typically, a constant is added to the frequency counts before the association measure is computed. We will study the accuracy of these adjusted point estimators based on frequentist and Bayesian methods respectively. In particular, amended estimators for the ratio of independent Poisson rates, relative risk, odds ratio, and the ratio of marginal binomial proportions will be examined in terms of bias and mean squared error.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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