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(20100831)Semiparametric and nonparametric modeling and inference have been widely studied during the last two decades. In this manuscript, we do statistical inference based on semiparametric and nonparametric models in several ...
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(1995)We propose a fully sequential procedure for constructing a fixed width confidence band for an unknown density on a finite interval and show the procedure has the desired coverage probability asymptotically as the width of ...
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(1987)In this thesis we study sequential procedures for constructing onesided and bounded sequential confidence sets with $\beta$protection and coverage probability at least 1 $$ $\alpha$ for the mean of a distribution in the ...
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(1987)We consider a class of invariant sequential procedures for constructing onesided and twosided confidence sets for a parameter $\gamma$ in R$\sp{k}$, with the property that they have a coverage probability at least 1  ...
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(1990)Suppose that $X\sb1,X\sb2,\cdots$ are independent observations from a distribution F, and that one wishes to estimate the $p\sp{\rm th}$ quantile $\xi\sb{p}(0 0).$ If $f(\xi\sb{p})$ is known, one may use the best fixed ...
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(1981)The thesis first describes how sufficiency and invariance considerations can be applied in problems of confidence set estimation to reduce the class of set estimators under investigation. Let X be a random variables taking ...
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(1996)The first part of this thesis, Chapter 2 through Chapter 4, explores procedures for assessing latent test dimensionality. In Chapter 2, the structure and theoretical properties of conditional item pair covariances given a ...
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(1996)The issues studied in this thesis are: the assumption of local independence (LI) in item response theory (IRT) models in the first three chapters, and differential item functioning (DIF) in IRT in the last chapter. A new ...
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(1998)A method of Pashley and Reese (in press) for simulating locally dependent data, whose item pair dependencies relate directly to local dependence assessment procedures is discussed. This method is extended to allow for the ...
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(1991)Let $({\bf X}\sb{i},Y\sb{i}), i = 1,2,\cdots,$ be a random sample satisfying a logistic regression model; that is, for each i, log($P(Y\sb{i}$ = $1\vert{\bf X}\sb{i})/P(Y\sb{i}$ = 0$\vert{\bf X}\sb{i})\rbrack$ = ${\bf ...
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(1992)It has long been part of the Item Response Theory (IRT) folklore that under the usual empirical Bayes unidimensional IRT modeling approach, the posterior distribution of examinee ability given test response is approximately ...
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(1994)Let $X\sb1, X\sb2, \... X\sb{n}$ be i.i.d random variables with common unknown density function f. Here we are interested in estimating the unknown density f with bounded Mean Integrated Absolute Error (MIAE). Devroye and ...
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(1994)Local kernel estimates and Bspline estimates are considered in the nonparametric regression and the generalized linear models. The consistency and asymptotic normality of kernel estimates are proved. Simulations on Bspline ...
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(1988)Current achievement and aptitude test modelingitem response theoryis based on the overlyoptimistic assumption of local independence: that examinee's responses to different test questions will be independent conditional ...
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(20130822)Functional data Analysis has emerged as an important area of statistics which provides convenient and informative tool for the analysis of data objects of high dimension/high resolution. In the literature, it seems that ...
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(20140530)Networks arise from modeling complex systems in various fields, such as computer science, social science, biology, psychology and finance. Understanding and analyzing networks help us better understand these complex systems ...
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(20110114)Chapter 1 is concerned with confidence interval construction for the mean of a longrange dependent time series. It is well known that the moving block bootstrap method produces an inconsistent estimator of the distribution ...
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