Bayesian methods for analysing ringing data

Brooks, Stephen P. and Catchpole, Edward A. and Morgan, Byron J. T. and Harris, Michael P. (2002) Bayesian methods for analysing ringing data. Journal of Applied Statistics, 29 (1-4). pp. 187-206. ISSN 0266-4763. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A major recent development in statistics has been the use of fast computational methods of Markov chain Monte Carlo. These procedures allow Bayesian methods to be used in quite complex modelling situations. In this paper, we shall use a range of real data examples involving lapwings, shags, teal, dippers, and herring gulls, to illustrate the power and range of Bayesian techniques. The topics include: prior sensitivity; the use of reversible-jump MCMC for constructing model probabilities and comparing models, with particular reference to models with random effects; model-averaging; and the construction of Bayesian measures of goodness-of-fit. Throughout, there will be discussion of the practical aspects of the work-for instance explaining when and when not to use the BUGS package.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Depositing User: Judith Broom
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2008 10:43
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 08:31
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