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Vounatsou and Smith (1995, Biometrics 51, 687-708) describe the modern Bayesian analysis of ring-recovery data. Here we discuss and extend their work. We draw different conclusions from two major data analyses. We emphasize the extreme sensitivity of certain parameter estimates to the choice of prior distribution and conclude that naive use of Bayesian(More)
We show how random terms, describing both yearly variation and overdispersion, can easily be incorporated into models for mark-recovery data, through the use of Bayesian methods. For recovery data on lapwings, we show that the incorporation of the random terms greatly improves the goodness of fit. Omitting the random terms can lead to overestimation of the(More)
Truncated binary data occurs when a group of individuals, who each have a binary response, are observed only if one or more of the individuals has a positive response. In this paper the group will be taken to be a motor vehicle accident and the binary response taken to be survival or death. We compare two regression techniques that can be used for truncated(More)
Previous research has shown that the installation of air bags in vehicles significantly reduces crash related deaths, but these analyses have used statistical techniques which have not been capable of controlling for other major determinants of crash survival. This study analysed data from the US FARS database of fatal crashes using conditional logistic(More)
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