CONSTRUCTING NONPARAMETRIC LIKELIHOOD CONFIDENCE REGIONS WITH HIGH ORDER PRECISIONS Xiao Li1, Jiahua Chen2, Yaohua Wu1 and Dongsheng Tu3 1University of Science and Technology of China, 2University of British Columbia and 3Queen’s University3 Abstract: Empirical likelihood is a natural tool for nonparametric statistical infer-

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Recently, Wang and Qin proposed various bias-corrected empirical likelihood confidence regions for any two of the three parameters, sensitivity, specificity, and cut-off value, with the remaining parameter fixed at a given value in the evaluation of a continuous-scale diagnostic test with verification bias.

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This program uses uniroot( ) to find the upper and lower (Wilks) confidence limits based on the -2 log likelihood ratio, which the required input fun is supposed to supply. Basically, starting from MLE, we search on both directions, by step away from MLE, until we find values that have -2LLR = level.

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We find that our self-consistent planet plus moon models (M) always outperform all other transit models in terms of maximum likelihood and Bayesian evidences (see Table 1). The moon signal is found to.

Abstract: In this paper, we use the empirical likelihood method to construct the confidence regions for the difference between the parameters of a two-phases nonlinear model with random design. We show that the empirical likelihood ratio has an asymptotic chi-squared distribution. The result is a nonparametric version of Wilk’s theorem.

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This paper considers an empirical likelihood method to estimate the parameters of the quantile regression (QR) models and to construct confidence regions that are accurate in finite samples. To achieve the higher order refinements, we smooth the estimating equations for the empirical likelihood.

Bottom left: empirical quantiles of ρ DCCA coefficients of fractional Gaussian noise (blue) and the amplitude of the Kuramoto mean field (red) with 3 bootstrapped standard deviations as confidence.

The empirical likelihood method is used to estimate the regression coefficients and the baseline function, and to construct confidence regions and intervals. It is proved that the maximum empirical likelihood estimator of the regression coefficients achieves asymptotic efficiency and the estimator of the baseline function attains asymptotic normality when a bias correction is made.

Abstract: The authors derive empirical likelihood confidence regions for the comparison distribution of two populations whose distributions are to be tested for equality using random samples. Another application they consider is to ROC curves, which are used to compare measurements of a diagnostic test from two populations.

Bottom left: empirical quantiles of ρ DCCA coefficients of fractional Gaussian noise (blue) and the amplitude of the Kuramoto mean field (red) with 3 bootstrapped standard deviations as confidence.

Our objective was to explore whether the link between discrimination and self-rated health status differed as a function. was considered statistically significant and odds ratios (OR) and 95 %.

Empirical Likelihood February 3, 2016 Debdeep Pati. 1 Empirical Likelihood. Empirical likelihood a nonparametric method without having to assume the form of the underlying distribution. It retains some of the advantages of likelihood based inference. Example: (Somites of Earthworms) Earthworms have segmented bodies.

The bias‐corrected empirical likelihood ratio shares some of the desired features of the existing least squares method: the estimation of the parameters is not needed; when estimating nonparametric functions in the model, undersmoothing for ensuring √n‐consistency of the estimator of the parameters is avoided; the bias‐corrected empirical likelihood is self‐scale invariant and no plug‐in estimator for the.

We show that the smoothed empirical likelihood estimator is first-order asymptotically equivalent to the standard QR estimator and establish that confidence regions based on the smoothed empirical likelihood ratio have coverage errors of order n −1 and may be Bartlett corrected to produce regions with errors of order n −2, where n denotes the sample size.

The empirical likelihood method is used to estimate the regression coefficients and the baseline function, and to construct confidence regions and intervals. It is proved that the maximum empirical likelihood estimator of the regression coefficients achieves asymptotic efficiency and the estimator of the baseline function attains asymptotic normality when a bias correction is made.

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Correct models: Coverage probabilities of various jackknife empirical likelihood confidence regions with nominal confidence levels 90% and 95% in the presence of verification bias.

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We show that the empirical likelihood ratio has an asymptotic chi-squared distribution. The result is a nonparametric version of Wilks’ theorem. The empirical likelihood method is also used to construct the confidence regions for the difference between the parameters of a two-phase nonlinear model with response variables missing at randoms (MAR).

Abstract. Empirical likelihood (EL) is a recently developed nonparametric method of statistical inference. It has been shown by Owen (1988,1990) and many others that empirical likelihood ratio (ELR) method can be used to produce nice confidence intervals or regions. Owen (1988) shows that -2log ELR converges to a chi-square distribution.

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The estimated effect sizes were reported as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs. Men were recruited from all of China’s regions, with the greatest proportion (335, 28.6%) recruited.

However, the early arrival of the second wave of pH1N1 in many regions of the northern hemisphere. and gives us greater confidence in our results. For example, certain small subpopulations (e.g.

The magnitude of this effect is large, however, which suggests the coefficient is capturing many attributes of urban areas that mitigate the likelihood. and world regions. In addition, as we.

WHY EMPIRICAL LIKELIHOOD? •Variables of interest are often skewed (e.g. income, expenditure) – Empirical Likelihood is a nonparametric approach •EL allows to easily incorporate additional benchmark constraints •Asymmetric, data-driven confidence reagions may be obtained easily, without relying on variance estimation

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This estimator is used to obtain an empirical likelihood ratio which is asymptotically distributed as x 2 and which can be used to construct confidence regions. A procedure for the Bartlett correction is also proposed. Finally, small sample properties of the empirical likelihood confidence regions are explored through a simulation.