Bayesian Model Averaging

  • David FletcherEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Statistics book series (BRIEFSSTATIST)


We provide an overview of Bayesian model averaging (BMA), starting with a summary of the mathematics associated with classical BMA, including the calculation of posterior model probabilities and the choice of priors for both the models and the model parameters. We also consider prediction-based approaches to BMA and argue that these are preferable to the classical approach. Use of BMA is illustrated by two examples involving real data. We finish with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of BMA.


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