Deriving Proper Uniform Priors for Regression Coefficients, Parts I, II, and III
AbstractIt is a relatively well-known fact that in problems of Bayesian model selection, improper priors should, in general, be avoided. In this paper we will derive and discuss a collection of four proper uniform priors which lie on an ascending scale of informativeness. It will turn out that these priors lead us to evidences that are closely associated with the implied evidence of the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) and the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC). All the discussed evidences are then used in two small Monte Carlo studies, wherein for different sample sizes and noise levels the evidences are used to select between competing C-spline regression models. Also, there is given, for illustrative purposes, an outline on how to construct simple trivariate C-spline regression models. In regards to the length of this paper, only one half of this paper consists of theory and derivations, the other half consists of graphs and outputs of the two Monte Carlo studies. View Full-Text
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Erp, H.N.; Linger, R.O.; Gelder, P.H. Deriving Proper Uniform Priors for Regression Coefficients, Parts I, II, and III . Entropy 2017, 19, 250.
Erp HN, Linger RO, Gelder PH. Deriving Proper Uniform Priors for Regression Coefficients, Parts I, II, and III . Entropy. 2017; 19(6):250.Chicago/Turabian Style
Erp, H.R. N.; Linger, Ronald. O.; Gelder, Pieter H. 2017. "Deriving Proper Uniform Priors for Regression Coefficients, Parts I, II, and III ." Entropy 19, no. 6: 250.
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