Predictor Selection for Model Averaging

Vannucci, Marina and Brown, Philip J. and Fearn, T. (2001) Predictor Selection for Model Averaging. In: George, Edward, ed. Bayesian methods with applications to science, policy and official statistics. Monographs Official Statistics. Eurostat, Luxembourg pp. 553-562. ISBN 92-894-1283-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

When a number of distinct models is available for prediction, choice of a single model can offer unstable results. In regression, stochastic search variable selection with Bayesian model averaging is a solution for this robustness issue but utilizes very many predictors. Here we look at Bayesian model averaging that incorporates variable selection for prediction and use decision theory in the context of the multivariate general linear model with continuous covariates. We obtain similar mean square errors of prediction but with a greatly reduced predictor space that helps model interpretation. The paper summarises some results from Brown et al. (2001b). Here we provide a new example by applying the results to the selection of wavelet coefficients when regressing constituents of biscuit doughs on near-infrared spectra. In the example the number of predictors greatly exceeds the number of observations

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Philip J Brown
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2008 19:27
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 11:11
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8136 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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