Bayesian prediction distributions for some linear models under student-t errors

Rahman, Azizur (2007) Bayesian prediction distributions for some linear models under student-t errors. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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This thesis investigates the prediction distributions of future response(s), conditional on a set of realized responses for some linear models having
student-t error distributions by the Bayesian approach under the uniform priors. The models considered in the thesis are the multiple regression model
with multivariate-t errors and the multivariate simple as well as multiple re-gression models with matrix-T errors. For the multiple regression model, results reveal that the prediction distribution of a single future response and
a set of future responses are a univariate and multivariate Student-t distributions respectively with appropriate location, scale and shape parameters.
The shape parameter of these prediction distributions depend on the size of the realized responses vector and the dimension of the regression parameters' vector, but do not depend on the degrees of freedom of the error distribu-
tion. In the multivariate case, the distribution of a future responses matrix from the future model, conditional on observed responses matrix from the realized model for both the multivariate simple and multiple regression mod-
els is matrix-T distribution with appropriate location matrix, scale factors and shape parameter. The results for both of these models indicate that prediction distributions depend on the realized responses only through the sample regression matrix and the sample residual sum of squares and products matrix. The prediction distribution also depends on the design matrices
of the realized as well as future models. The shape parameter of the prediction distribution of the future responses matrix depends on size of the realized sample and the number of regression parameters of the multivariate
model. Furthermore, the prediction distributions are derived by the Bayesian method as multivariate-t and matrix-T are identical to those obtained under normal errors' distribution by the di®erent statistical methods such as the classical, structural distribution and structural relations of the model approaches. This indicates not only the inference robustness with respect to
departures from normal error to Student-t error distributions, but also indicates that the Bayesian approach with a uniform prior is competitive with
other statistical methods in the derivation of prediction distribution.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Master of Philosophy thesis.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2007 05:32
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 01:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: bayesian; prediction distributions; student-t errors
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010405 Statistical Theory

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