This book discusses the problem of model choice when the statistical models are separate, also called nonnested. Chapter 1 provides an introduction, motivating examples and a general overview of the problem. Chapter 2 presents the classical or frequentist approach to the problem as well as several alternative procedures and their properties. Chapter 3 explores the Bayesian approach, the limitations of the classical Bayes factors and the proposed alternative Bayes factors to overcome these limitations. It also discusses a significance Bayesian procedure. Lastly, Chapter 4 examines the pure likelihood approach. Various real-data examples and computer simulations are provided throughout the text.
Explores the problem of nonnested statistical model choice
Helps researchers choose between alternative models
Features various examples and computer simulations
Presents an account and developments of the methods initially proposed by Sir David Cox
Basilio de Bragança Pereira is a Professor of Biostatistics and of Applied Statistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Carlos Alberto de Bragança Pereira is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.