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Regression and Model Fitting

Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

in Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Regression is a special case of the general model fitting and selection procedures discussed in chapters 4 and 5. It can be defined as the relation between a dependent variable, y, and a set of ... More


Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Donna Harrington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Measures that are reliable, valid, and can be used across diverse populations are vital to social work research, but the development of new measures is an expensive and time-consuming process. An ... More


Assessing Confirmatory Factor Analysis: Model Fit and Model Revision

Donna Harrington

in Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines how to determine whether a confirmatory factor analysis model fits well, including a discussion of the various fit indices available, which ones to use, and thresholds for ... More


Repertoire-Based Methods for Detecting and Quantifying Social Transmission

William Hoppitt and Kevin N. Laland

in Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150703
eISBN:
9781400846504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150703.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes repertoire-based methods for detecting and quantifying the social transmission of behavior based on a “snapshot” of the behavioral repertoires of individuals or groups. ... More


Fitting Cox Regression Models

Judith D. Singer and John B. Willett

in Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195152968
eISBN:
9780199864980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152968.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the conceptual underpinnings of the Cox regression model and demonstrates how to fit it to data. Section 14.1 begins by developing the Cox model specification itself, ... More


Data Analysis and Modeling

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter provides a guidebook to the basic issues in quantitative data analysis and modeling. It shows how we test the quality of a model and fit the model to observed data. The quality of a ... More


Regression Analysis

Quan Li

in Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences: A Research Project-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190656218
eISBN:
9780190656256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656218.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter teaches how to use R to conduct regression analysis to answer the question: Does trade promote economic growth? It demonstrates how to specify a statistical model from a theoretical ... More


The ‘strategic-projection’ model of Europeanisation

Scott James

in Managing Europe from Home: The Changing Face of European Policy-making Under Blair and Ahern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085123
eISBN:
9781781702635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter addresses the conceptual challenge posed by Europeanisation by reflecting on the utility of the existing goodness-of-fit model for exploring domestic adaptation aimed at uploading ... More


Ecological niche modelling

Damaris Zurell and Jan O. Engler

in Effects of Climate Change on Birds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198824268
eISBN:
9780191862809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824268.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Impact assessments increasingly rely on models to project the potential impacts of climate change on species distributions. Ecological niche models have become established as an efficient and widely ... More


Prediction error minimization

Jakob Hohwy

in The Predictive Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682737
eISBN:
9780191766350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682737.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The central mechanism for hierarchical perceptual inference is prediction on the basis of internal, generative models, revision of model parameters, and minimization of prediction error. This is the ... More


Kinetic Modeling

Michael Chappell, Bradley MacIntosh, and Thomas Okell

in Introduction to Perfusion Quantification using Arterial Spin Labelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198793816
eISBN:
9780191835612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793816.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The quantification of perfusion from arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion MRI data relies upon the principles of tracer kinetics. This chapter first outlines the simplest form of a tracer kinetic ... More


The Survivor Problem Continued: Introduction to Bayesian Model Selection

Therese M. Donovan and Ruth M. Mickey

in Bayesian Statistics for Beginners: a step-by-step approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841296
eISBN:
9780191876820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841296.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter provides a very brief introduction to Bayesian model selection. The “Survivor Problem” is expanded in this chapter, where the focus is now on comparing two models that predict how long a ... More


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