Therefore, the updated \(\sigma^2\) follows the inverse Gamma distribution (We will explain in the later section why we use the name "BIC".) This elicitation can be quite involved, especially when we do not have enough prior information about the variances, covariances of the coefficients and other prior hyperparameters. Then we apply the Bayes’ rule to derive the joint posterior distribution after observing data \(y_1,\cdots, y_n\). This is a guest post by Tom Faulkenberry (Tarleton State University). \end{aligned} Indeed, that seems to be the case with these data. Bayesian univariate linear regression is an approach to Linear Regression where the statistical analysis is undertaken within the context of Bayesian inference. \], \[ \beta~|~\sigma^2, \text{data}~\sim ~\textsf{Normal}\left(\hat{\beta}, \frac{\sigma^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right), \], \[ \alpha~|~\sigma^2, \text{data}~\sim ~\textsf{Normal}\left(\hat{\alpha}, \sigma^2\left(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right)\right).\], \[ y_i = \alpha + \beta x_i + \epsilon_i, \], \[ \mu_Y~|~x_i = E[Y~|~x_i] = \alpha + \beta x_i. From the summary statistics, variables mom_hs and mom_work should be considered as categorical variables. The model. The figure below shows the percentage body fat obtained from under water weighing and the abdominal circumference measurements for 252 men. We can rewrite the last line from above to obtain the marginal posterior distribution of \(\beta\). & \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i - \hat{y}_i) = \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i-\bar{y}-\hat{\beta}(x_i-\bar{x})) = \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i-\bar{y})-\hat{\beta}\sum_i^n(x_i-\bar{x})^2 = 0\\ \[\begin{equation} where \(\displaystyle \frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}\) is exactly the square of the standard error of \(\hat{\beta}\) from the frequentist OLS model. \], Intergrating over \(\beta\), we finally have First, these two predictors give us four models that we can test against our observed data. y_{n+1}~|~\text{data}, x_{n+1}\ \sim \textsf{t}\left(n-2,\ \hat{\alpha}+\hat{\beta} x_{n+1},\ \text{S}_{Y|X_{n+1}}^2\right), We also discussed how to choose appropriate and robust priors. All together, we can generate a summary table showing the posterior means, posterior standard deviations, the upper and lower bounds of the 95% credible intervals of all coefficients \(\beta_0, \beta_1, \beta_2, \beta_3\), and \(\beta_4\). Compared to the OLS (ordinary least squares) estimator, the coefficient weights are slightly shifted toward zeros, which stabilises them. In the last line, we use the same trick as we did for \(\beta\) to derive the form of the Student’s \(t\)-distribution. If you click the “Descriptives” button, move grade to the “Variables” list, and split by sync (note that you’ll need to change sync to a nominal variable to do this), we get the table below: As we can see, there is a 15 point advantage for the synchronous attenders (sync = 1) compared to the asynchronous attenders (sync = 0). Bayesian inference in numerical cognition: A tutorial using JASP. Note the following: \text{S}_{xy} = & \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i-\bar{y}) \\ \begin{aligned} To start, we load the BAS library (which can be downloaded from CRAN) to access the dataframe. \], \(\hat{y}_i = \hat{\alpha} + \hat{\beta}x_i\), \[ \hat{\sigma}^2 = \frac{1}{n-2}\sum_i^n (y_i-\hat{y}_i)^2 = \frac{1}{n-2}\sum_i^n \hat{\epsilon}_i^2. Combining the two using conditional probability, we will get the same joint prior distribution (6.1). \], This is a Gamma distribution with shape parameter \(\displaystyle \frac{n-2}{2}\) and rate parameter \(\displaystyle \frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\). There is a substantial probability that Case 39 is an outlier. If we divide these posterior odds (2.937) by the prior odds (0.333), we get the updating factor of BFM = 8.822. Bayesian Ridge Regression¶. p^*(\alpha, \beta, \phi~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \propto \phi^{\frac{n}{2}-1}\exp\left(-\frac{\sum_i(y_i-\alpha-\beta x_i)}{2}\phi\right) The general form of linear regression is, compactly, given by: w is the weight vector, the first element of which is the intercept (wo). Since manual calculation is complicated, we often use numerical integration functions provided in R to finish the final integral. \], Here we group the terms with \(\beta-\hat{\beta}\) together, then complete the square so that we can treat is as part of a normal distribution function to simplify the integral \]. From the table below, we can see immediately that our data are most likely under the model containing only average viewing time as a predictor. \end{aligned} to indicate that the intercept and all 4 predictors are included. The case number of the observation with the largest fitted value can be obtained using the which function in R. Further examination of the data frame shows that this case also has the largest waist measurement Abdomen. Let’s now discuss each of these: The model comparison table tells us which of the four models displays the best predictive adequacy — that is, which model does the best job of predicting the observed data. In order to make our linear regression Bayesian, we need to put priors on the parameters w and b. Module overview. From these data, I computed the average length of time that each student watched the lectures during the semester. & \sum_i^n (y_i-\bar{y}) = 0 \\ \tag{6.1} & \times\int_{-\infty}^\infty \exp\left(-\frac{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}{2\sigma^2}\left(\beta-\hat{\beta}+\frac{n\bar{x}(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}\right)^2\right)\, d\beta \\ Bayesian linear regression Thomas P. Minka 1998 (revised 2010) Abstract This note derives the posterior, evidence, and predictive density for linear multivariate regression under zero-mean Gaussian noise. The difference comes down to the interpretation. \], \[ p(\alpha, \beta~|~\sigma^2) \propto 1, \qquad\qquad p(\sigma^2) \propto \frac{1}{\sigma^2}, \], \[ Implementing Bayesian Linear Regression using PyMC3. \text{se}_{\beta} = & \sqrt{\frac{\text{SSE}}{n-2}\frac{1}{\text{S}_{xx}}} = \frac{\hat{\sigma}}{\sqrt{\text{S}_{xx}}}. I collected some course performance data from 33 students in my first-year statistics course. There is much more to discuss — for more details, I recommend you read this excellent preprint by Don van den Bergh and colleagues. Instead, under the assumption that \(\epsilon_i\) is independently, identically normal, \(\hat{\beta}_0\) is the sample mean of the response variable \(Y_{\text{score}}\).3 This provides more meaning to \(\beta_0\) as this is the mean of \(Y\) when each of the predictors is equal to their respective means. The reader is expected to have some basic knowledge of Bayes’ theorem, basic probability (conditional probability and chain rule), machine learning and a pinch of matrix algebra. \], The estimates of the \(y\)-intercept \(\alpha\), and the slope \(\beta\), which are denoted as \(\hat{\alpha}\) and \(\hat{\beta}\) respectively, can be calculated using these “sums of squares” We use the subset argument to plot only the coefficients of the predictors. \[ P(|y_j-\alpha-\beta x_j| > k\sigma~|~\text{data}).\], At the end of Section 6.1, we have discussed the posterior distributions of \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\). \], The standard errors, \(\text{se}_{\alpha}\) and \(\text{se}_{\beta}\), are given as Said differently, every additional 25 minutes of average viewing time improves course grade by 10 points (a “letter grade” in the US grading system). Bayesian linear regression lets us answer this question by integrating hypothesis testing and estimation into a single analysis. with covariance This approach incorporates our uncertainty about whether the case is an outlier given the data. Additionally, compared to sync + avgView (where attendance mode matters), the data are 3.389 times more likely under the single predictor model avgView. \[ y_i = \alpha + \beta x_i + \epsilon_i, \] I would like to know the extent to which sync and avgView predict course grade. Nevertheless, this linear regression may be an accurate approximation for prediction purpose for measurements that are in the observed range for this population. Since my goal is to inform my own future policy about permitting asynchronous attendance, I would like to know which predictors I should include in the model. Hoff, Peter D. 2009. The \default" non-informative prior, and a conjugate prior. Bayesian logistic models with PyMC3. The MSE, \(\hat{\sigma}^2\), may be calculated through squaring the residuals of the output of bodyfat.lm. \], \(\boldsymbol{\beta}= (\alpha, \beta)^T\), \[ \Sigma_0 = \sigma^2\left(\begin{array}{cc} S_\alpha & S_{\alpha\beta} \\ This assumption is exactly the same as in the classical inference case for testing and constructing confidence intervals for \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\). We will apply a simple linear regression to predict body fat using abdominal circumference as an example to illustrate the Bayesian approach of linear regression. \[ -2(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})\sum_i^n(y_i-\hat{y}_i) = 0 \], And \end{aligned} Build a formula relating the features to the target and decide on a prior distribution for the data … \end{aligned} \], If we rewrite this using precision \(\phi=1/\sigma^2\), we get the joint posterior distribution of \(\beta\) and \(\phi\) to be The response, y, is not estimated as a single value, but is assumed to be drawn from a probability distribution. & p^*(\phi~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \\ Taking reciprocals (1 / 0.295 = 3.389), we can interpret this more easily as: “The observed data are 3.389 times more likely under the model containing only average viewing time as a predictor compared to the model that also specifies whether the student is a synchronous or asynchronous attender.”. \[ Bayesian linear regression lets us answer this question by integrating hypothesis testing and estimation into a single analysis. p^*(\beta~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n) \propto & \int_0^\infty \frac{1}{(\sigma^2)^{(n+1)/2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE} + (\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)\, d\sigma^2 \\ -2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\sum_i^n x_i(y_i-\hat{y}_i) = & -2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})(y_i-\hat{y}_i) - 2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\sum_i^n \bar{x}(y_i-\hat{y}_i) \\ The trained model can then be used to make predictions. \end{aligned} 1/\sigma^2 \ ~\sim ~& \textsf{Gamma}(\nu_0/2, \nu_0\sigma_0^2/2) This shows that the marginal posterior distribution of \(\alpha\) also follows a Student’s \(t\)-distribution, with \(n-2\) degrees of freedom. \], \[ \], Recall that \(p(\epsilon_j~|~\sigma^2, \text{data})\) is just a Normal distribution with mean \(\hat{\epsilon}_j\), standard deviation \(\displaystyle s=\sigma\sqrt{\frac{\sum_i (x_i-x_j)^2}{n\text{S}_{xx}}}\), we can use the \(z\)-score and \(z\)-table to look for this number. The model averaged credible interval tells us that this coefficient is 95% probable to be between 0.000 and 0.616. \], \[ The posterior summary table provides information about each possible predictor in the linear regression model. We will use the reference prior distribution on coefficients, which will provide a connection between the frequentist solutions and Bayesian answers. Therefore, the probability of getting at least 1 outlier is \begin{aligned} This may be our potential outlier and we will have more discussion on outlier in Section 6.2. P(|\epsilon_j| > k\sigma ~|~\text{data}) The \default" non-informative prior, and a conjugate prior. The model for Bayesian Linear Regression with the response sampled from a normal distribution is: The output, y is generated from a normal (Gaussian) Distribution characterized by a mean and variance. \[ \[ = & \sum_i^n \left(y_i - \hat{\alpha} - \hat{\beta}x_i - (\alpha - \hat{\alpha}) - (\beta - \hat{\beta})x_i\right)^2 \\ My aim in this blog post is to walk the reader through how I used Bayesian linear regression to answer the following question: Do my students’ course grades depend on whether they attend lectures synchronously or asynchronously? But look at those standard deviations! and Smith, A.F.M. = & \int_0^\infty p^*(\beta, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n)\, d\sigma^2 At my university, we opted to follow the “HyFlex” model of instruction, where instructors teach their courses in a face-to-face format, but the lectures are simultaneously streamed online and recorded. \[ \epsilon_i \mathrel{\mathop{\sim}\limits^{\rm iid}}\textsf{Normal}(0, \sigma^2). The article by Chaloner and Brant (1988) suggested an approach for defining outliers and then calculating the probability that a case or multiple cases were outliers, based on the posterior information of all observations. There is much more variation among the asynchronous attenders, so clearly something else is going on. For Bayesian inference, we need to specify a prior distribution for the error term \(\epsilon_i\). With the exception of one observation for the individual with the largest fitted value, the residual plot suggests that this linear regression is a reasonable approximation. \]. & p^*(\alpha, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \\ Bayes’ rule states that the joint posterior distribution of \(\alpha\), \(\beta\), and \(\sigma^2\) is proportional to the product of the likelihood and the joint prior distribution: \]. Taking mean on both sides of equation (6.6) immediately gives \(\beta_0=\bar{y}_{\text{score}}\).↩︎, Note: as.numeric is not necessary here. \beta ~|~ \sigma^2, \text{data}~ &\sim ~\textsf{Normal}\left(\hat{\beta}, \frac{\sigma^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right). = & \frac{1}{(\sigma^2)^{(n+2)/2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE} + n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x})^2 + (\beta - \hat{\beta})^2\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right) The assumption that the covariance matrix of is equal to implies that 1. the entries of are mutually indep… & \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x}) = 0 \\ For every additional centimeter, we expect body fat to increase by 0.63%. The first part (including all columns to the left of and including BFinclusion) helps us determine whether to include each possible predictor in the model. This is specified in the modelprior = Bernoulli(1) argument. \], \[ \text{Cov}(\alpha, \beta ~|~\sigma^2) =\sigma^2 \text{S}_{\alpha\beta}. This reflects the large probability (0.757) of excluding sync as a predictor in the model. We have seen that, under this reference prior, the marginal posterior distribution of the coefficients is the Student’s \(t\)-distribution. = & \text{SSE} + n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2 +(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})^2 + (\beta-\hat{\beta})^2 (n\bar{x}^2) +2(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})(\beta-\hat{\beta})(n\bar{x})\\ p^*(\alpha, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n) = & \int_{-\infty}^\infty p^*(\alpha, \beta, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n)\, d\beta\\ Standard Bayesian linear regression prior models — The five prior model objects in this group range from the simple conjugate normal-inverse-gamma prior model through flexible prior models specified by draws from the prior distributions or a custom function. This means that professors have also had to think critically about how they can best deliver instruction in new formats. One can refer to Hoff (2009) for more details. Bayes estimates for the linear model (with discussion), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B, 34, 1-41. \end{aligned} We will build several machine learning models to classify Occupancy based on other variables. Therefore, the integral from the last line above is proportional to \(\sqrt{\sigma^2/n}\). \[ \widehat{\text{Bodyfat}} = -39.28 + 0.63\times\text{Abdomen}. \begin{aligned} The data set bodyfat can be found from the library BAS. \begin{aligned} We will also need to specify the prior distributions for all the coefficients \(\beta_0,\ \beta_1,\ \beta_2,\ \beta_3\), and \(\beta_4\). JASP helps answer this using Bayesian model averaging, which combines the evidence for including a particular predictor by averaging across the models which contain that predictor. 12.2 Bayesian Multiple Linear Regression 12.2.1 Example: expenditures of U.S. households The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducts the Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) through which the BLS collects data on expenditures, income, and tax statistics about households across the United States. Another way to say this is that the posterior probability of excluding sync is 1 – 0.243 = 0.757. Including avgView in the model produces BFinclusion = 28.817. Under this tranformation, the coefficients, \(\beta_1,\ \beta_2,\ \beta_3\), \(\beta_4\), that are in front of the variables, are unchanged compared to the ones in (6.5). \end{aligned} \], \[ \exp\left(-\frac{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}{2\sigma^2}\left(\beta-\hat{\beta}+\frac{n\bar{x}(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}\right)^2\right) \], \[ \begin{aligned} \text{S}_{Y|X_{n+1}}^2 =\hat{\sigma}^2+\hat{\sigma}^2\left(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{(x_{n+1}-\bar{x})^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right) = \hat{\sigma}^2\left(1+\frac{1}{n}+\frac{(x_{n+1}-\bar{x})^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right). See the Notes … Under the assumption that the errors \(\epsilon_i\) are normally distributed with constant variance \(\sigma^2\), we have for the random variable of each response \(Y_i\), conditioning on the observed data \(x_i\) and the parameters \(\alpha,\ \beta,\ \sigma^2\), is normally distributed: \end{equation}\]. \]. Wikipedia: “In statistics, Bayesian linear regression is an approach to linear regression in which the statistical analysis is undertaken within the context of Bayesian inference. \end{equation}\]. So we would expect that there will be at least one point where the error is more than 3 standard deviations from zero almost 50% of the time. Here we use another change of variable by setting \(\displaystyle s= \frac{\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2}\phi\), and the fact that \(\displaystyle \int_0^\infty s^{(n-3)/2}e^{-s}\, ds\) gives us the Gamma function \(\Gamma(n-2)\), which is a constant. \[ Y_i~|~x_i, \alpha, \beta,\sigma^2~ \sim~ \textsf{Normal}(\alpha + \beta x_i, \sigma^2),\qquad i = 1,\cdots, n. \], That is, the likelihood of each \(Y_i\) given \(x_i, \alpha, \beta\), and \(\sigma^2\) is given by \tag{6.5} Since we have obtained the distribution of each coefficient, we can construct the credible interval, which provides us the probability that a specific coefficient falls into this credible interval. To get the marginal posterior distribution of \(\beta\), we need to integrate out \(\alpha\) and \(\sigma^2\) from \(p^*(\alpha, \beta, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n)\): \[ The primary difference is the interpretation. On the other hand, consider the marginal posterior distribution for the coefficient of sync. \begin{aligned} This gives students three options for attendance — they can choose to attend (1) face-to-face; (2) remote synchronous; or (3) remote asynchronous. In this section, we will use the notations we introduced earlier such as \(\text{SSE}\), the sum of squares of errors, \(\hat{\sigma}^2\), the mean squared error, \(\text{S}_{xx}\), \(\text{se}_{\alpha}\), \(\text{se}_{\beta}\) and so on to simplify our calculations. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, universities have needed to quickly adjust their traditional methods of instruction to allow for maximum flexibility. \], \[ 1/\sigma^2 \sim \textsf{Gamma}\left(\frac{\nu_0}{2}, \frac{\nu_0\sigma_0}{2}\right). The reference prior in the multiple linear regression model is similar to the reference prior we used in the simple linear regression model. \begin{aligned} \], \(\displaystyle \sigma^2=\frac{1}{\phi}\), \(s=\displaystyle \frac{\text{SSE}+(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2/(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2})}{2}\phi\), \(\displaystyle \hat{\sigma}^2\left(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}\right)\), \(\displaystyle \phi = \frac{1}{\sigma^2}\), \[ p(\sigma^2) \propto \frac{1}{\sigma^2}\qquad \Longrightarrow \qquad p(\phi)\propto \frac{1}{\phi} \], \[ p(\alpha, \beta, \phi) \propto \frac{1}{\phi} \], \[ Clearly we do not see a consistent effect of synchronous attendance. A third option we will talk about later, is to combine inference under the model that retains this case as part of the population, and the model that treats it as coming from another population. We explain various options in the control panel and introduce such concepts as Bayesian model averaging, posterior model probability, prior model probability, inclusion Bayes factor, and posterior exclusion probability. Motivation. That is Before moving forward, I need to provide an important disclosure — the data I’m about to share and report were not systematically collected with the purpose of confirming any specific hypotheses about the effects of attendance mode on course grade. \[ For this prior, we will need to specify the values of all the hyperparameters. Linear models and regression Objective Illustrate the Bayesian approach to tting normal and generalized linear models. I also categorized each student as a synchronous student or an asynchronous student. Prior information about \(\alpha\), \(\beta\), and \(\sigma^2\) are encoded in the hyperparameters \(a_0\), \(b_0\), \(\text{S}_\alpha\), \(\text{S}_\beta\), \(\text{S}_{\alpha\beta}\), \(\nu_0\), and \(\sigma_0\). & \sum_i^n \left(y_i - \alpha - \beta x_i\right)^2 \\ We have provided Bayesian analyses for both simple linear regression and multiple linear regression using the default reference prior. Notebook. This model hypothesizes that a student’s course grade is impacted both by their attendance (synchronous versus asynchronous) AND the average amount of time that the student spent watching the lectures. = & \left(\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2 + n\bar{x}^2\right)\left[(\beta-\hat{\beta})+\frac{n\bar{x}(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})}{\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}\right]^2+ n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2\left[\frac{\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}\right]\\ (2020). \[ p^*(\beta, \phi~|~\text{data}) \propto \phi^{\frac{n-2}{2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\phi}{2}\left(\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2\right)\right). The marginal posterior distribution of \(\beta_j\) is the Student’s \(t\)-distributions with centers given by the frequentist OLS estimates \(\hat{\beta}_j\), scale parameter given by the standard error \((\text{se}_{\beta_j})^2\) obtained from the OLS estimates Therefore, we can start with that and try to interpret that in terms of Bayesian learning. The additional arguments further include the prior on the coefficients. Since the reference prior is just the limiting case of this informative prior, it is not surprising that we will also get the limiting case Normal-Gamma distribution for \(\alpha\), \(\beta\), and \(\sigma^2\). \[ \exp\left(-\frac{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}{2\sigma^2}\left(\beta-\hat{\beta}+\frac{n\bar{x}(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2+n\bar{x}^2}\right)^2\right) \] This tutorial illustrates how to interpret the more advanced output and to set different prior specifications in performing Bayesian regression analyses in JASP (JASP Team, 2020). = & \int_0^\infty p^*(\alpha, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n)\, d\sigma^2 \\ \text{se}_{\beta} = & \sqrt{\frac{\text{SSE}}{n-2}\frac{1}{\text{S}_{xx}}} = \frac{\hat{\sigma}}{\sqrt{\text{S}_{xx}}}. & \sum_i^n (y_i-\alpha-\beta x_i)^2 \\ The credible intervals of \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\) are the same as the frequentist confidence intervals, but now we can interpret them from the Bayesian perspective. Logistic regression is used in various fields, including machine learning, most medical fields, and social sciences. \end{aligned} The mean for linear regression is the transpose of the weight matrix multiplied by t… The primary difference is the interpretation of the intervals. p^*(\beta, \phi~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) = \int_{-\infty}^\infty p^*(\alpha, \beta, \phi~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n)\, d\alpha \propto \phi^{\frac{n-3}{2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2}\phi\right) \begin{aligned} \], \[ P(\text{at least 1 outlier}) = 1 - P(\text{no outlier}) = 1 - p^n = 1 - (1 - 2\Phi(-3))^n.\], # probability of no outliers if outliers have errors greater than 3 standard deviation, # Calculate probability of being outliers using new `k` value, "http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/arm/examples/child.iq/kidiq.dta", \[ \epsilon_i \mathrel{\mathop{\sim}\limits^{\rm iid}}\textsf{Normal}(0, \sigma^2), \], \(\beta_0,\ \beta_1,\ \beta_2,\ \beta_3\), \[ \], \(\displaystyle s= \frac{\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2}\phi\), \(\displaystyle \int_0^\infty s^{(n-3)/2}e^{-s}\, ds\), \(\displaystyle \frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}\), \(\displaystyle \frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}\), \[ \begin{aligned} Based on this evidence, I will choose to only include average viewing time as a predictor of course grade (and leave out attendance mode). You may want to apply diagnostics and calculate the probability of a case being an outlier using this reduced data. = & \text{SSE} + (\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\text{S}_{xx} + n\left[(\alpha-\hat{\alpha}) +(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x}\right]^2 Rather than fixing \(k\), we can fix the prior probability of no outliers \(P(\text{no outlier}) = 1 - p^n\) to be say 0.95, and back solve the value of \(k\) using the qnorm function, This leads to a larger value of \(k\). By the way, if you’re impatient, the answer is “no”. \end{equation}\], The probability \(P(|\epsilon_j|>k\sigma~|~\sigma^2, \text{data})\) can be calculated using the posterior distribution of \(\epsilon_j\) conditioning on \(\sigma^2\) (6.3) Instead, predictive models that predict the percentage of body fat which use readily available measurements such as abdominal circumference are easy to use and inexpensive. \beta ~|~ \sigma^2, \text{data}~ &\sim ~\textsf{Normal}\left(\hat{\beta}, \frac{\sigma^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right). Moreover, we instroduced the concept of Bayes factors and gave some examples on how Bayes factors can be used in Bayesian hypothesis testing for comparison of two means. This regression model can be formulated as From the last column in this summary, we see that the probability of the coefficients to be non-zero is always 1. After obtaining the two probabilities, we can move on to calculate the probability \(P(|\epsilon_j|>k\sigma~|~\text{data})\) using the formula given by (6.4). \] The posterior. p^*(\alpha, \beta,\sigma^2 ~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n) \propto & \frac{1}{(\sigma^2)^{(n+2)/2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\sum_i(y_i - \alpha - \beta x_i)^2}{2\sigma^2}\right) \\ Using this information, we can obtain the posterior distribution of any residual \(\epsilon_j = y_j-\alpha-\beta x_j\) conditioning on \(\sigma^2\), \[\begin{equation} & p^*(\alpha, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \\ \], \(\epsilon_i \mathrel{\mathop{\sim}\limits^{\rm iid}}\textsf{Normal}(0, \sigma^2)\), \[\begin{equation} = & -2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\times 0 - 2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x}\sum_i^n(y_i-\hat{y}_i) = 0 Compared to Model 1, this model drops average viewing time as a predictor, and thus hypothesizes that course grade is impacted by attendance mode, but NOT the average lecture viewing time. & \sum_i^n (y_i - \hat{y}_i) = \sum_i^n (y_i - (\hat{\alpha} + \hat{\beta} x_i)) = 0\\ This data frame includes 252 observations of men’s body fat and other measurements, such as waist circumference (Abdomen). \], It is clear that The Linear Regression Model The linear regression model is the workhorse of econometrics. \], Under this reference prior, the marginal posterior distributions of the coefficients, \(\beta\)’s, are parallel to the ones in simple linear regression. \begin{aligned} First, these two predictors give us four models that we can test against our observed data. 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