MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Robert M. Price Jr.
Yali Liu, Robert B. Gardner, Edith Seier
Bayesian reference analysis is a method of determining the prior under the Bayesian paradigm. It incorporates as little information as possible from the experiment. Estimation of the ratio of two independent Poisson rates is a common practical problem. In this thesis, the method of reference analysis is applied to derive the posterior distribution of the ratio of two independent Poisson rates, and then to construct point and interval estimates based on the reference posterior. In addition, the Frequentist coverage property of HPD intervals is verified through simulation.
Thesis - unrestricted
Guo, Changbin, "Bayesian Reference Inference on the Ratio of Poisson Rates." (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2194. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2194
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