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Statistics and Computing

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 277–287 | Cite as

Bayesian analysis of contingency tables: a simulation and graphics-based approach

  • P. Vounatsou
  • A. F. M. Smith
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Abstract

In this paper we present a simulation and graphics-based model checking and model comparison methodology for the Bayesian analysis of contingency tables. We illustrate the approach by testing the hypotheses of independence and symmetry on complete and incomplete simulated tables.

Keywords

Bayesian inference contingency tables Gibbs sampling graphical methods hypothesis testing independence intraclass tables model comparison predictive densities quasisymmetry simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Vounatsou
    • 1
  • A. F. M. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Swiss Tropical InstituteBasleSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsImperial CollegeLondonUK

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