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POSTERIOR PREDICTIVE ASSESSMENT OF MODEL FITNESS VIA REALIZED DISCREPANCIES
This paper considers Bayesian counterparts of the classical tests for good- ness of fit and their use in judging the fit of a single Bayesian model to the observed data. We focus on posteriorExpand
Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
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A Markov chain Monte Carlo based analysis of a multilevel model for functional MRI data and its applications in environmental epidemiology, educational research, and fisheries science are studied. Expand
Comparing correlated correlation coefficients
The purpose of this article is to provide simple but accurate methods for comparing correlation coefficients between a dependent variable and a set of independent variables. The methods are simpleExpand
Maximum likelihood estimation via the ECM algorithm: A general framework
Two major reasons for the popularity of the EM algorithm are that its maximum step involves only complete-data maximum likelihood estimation, which is often computationally simple, and that itsExpand
Simulating Normalizing Constants: From Importance Sampling to Bridge Sampling to Path Sampling
Computing (ratios of) normalizing constants of probability models is a fundamental computational problem for many statistical and scientific studies. Monte Carlo simulation is an effective technique,Expand
Modeling covariance matrices in terms of standard deviations and correlations, with application to shrinkage
The covariance matrix plays an important role in statistical inference, yet modeling a covariance matrix is often a difficult task in practice due to its dimensionality and the non-negative definiteExpand
Prevalence of mental illness in immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. Latino groups.
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It is suggested that immigrants benefit from a protective context in their country of origin, possibly inoculating them against risk for substance disorders, particularly if they emigrated to the United States as adults. Expand
Disparity in depression treatment among racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.
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Disparities in the likelihood of both having access to and receiving adequate care for depression were significantly different for Asians and African Americans in contrast to non-Latino whites. Expand
SIMULATING RATIOS OF NORMALIZING CONSTANTS VIA A SIMPLE IDENTITY: A THEORETICAL EXPLORATION
Let pi(w) ,i =1 , 2, be two densities with common support where each density is known up to a normalizing constant: pi(w )= qi(w)/ci .W e have draws from each density (e.g., via Markov chain MonteExpand
Considering context, place and culture: the National Latino and Asian American Study
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New concepts and methods utilized in the development of the NLAAS are presented to capture and investigate ethnic, cultural and environmental considerations that are often ignored in mental health research. Expand
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