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Bootstrapped Information-Theoretic Model Selection with Error Control (BITSEC)


Abstract Statistical model selection using the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) and similar criteria is a useful tool for comparing multiple and non-nested models without the specification of a null model, which has made it increasingly popular in the natural and social sciences. De- spite their common usage, model selection methods are not driven by a notion of statistical confidence, so their results entail an unknown de- gree of uncertainty. This paper introduces a general framework which extends notions of Type-I and Type-II error to model selection. A theo- retical method for controlling Type-I error using Difference of Goodness of Fit (DGOF) distributions is given, along with a bootstrap approach that approximates the procedure. Results are ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Cullan, Michael (Author) / Sterner, Beckett (Advisor) / Fricks, John (Committee member) / Kao, Ming-Hung (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Statistics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 83 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Statistics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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