The figure below shows the percentage body fat obtained from under water weighing and the abdominal circumference measurements for 252 men. To get the marginal posterior distribution of \(\beta\), we need to integrate out \(\alpha\) and \(\sigma^2\) from \(p^*(\alpha, \beta, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n)\): \[ \], \[ p^*(\beta, \sigma^2~|~\text{data}) \propto \frac{1}{\sigma^{n+1}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right). t_\alpha^\ast = \frac{\alpha - \hat{\alpha}}{\text{se}_{\alpha}},\qquad \qquad t_\beta^\ast = \frac{\beta-\hat{\beta}}{\text{se}_{\beta}}. 1/\sigma^2 \ ~\sim ~& \textsf{Gamma}(\nu_0/2, \nu_0\sigma_0^2/2) \[ P(|y_j-\alpha-\beta x_j| > k\sigma~|~\text{data}).\], At the end of Section 6.1, we have discussed the posterior distributions of \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\). \text{SSE} = & \sum_i^n (y_i-\hat{y}_i)^2 = \sum_i^n \hat{\epsilon}_i^2. While this is not strikingly large, it is much larger than the marginal prior probability of for a value lying about 3.7\(\sigma\) away from 0, if we assume the error \(\epsilon_j\) is normally distributed with mean 0 and variance \(\sigma^2\). \text{S}_{xx} = & \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})^2\\ If we are only interested in the distributions of the coefficients of the 4 predictors, we may use the parm argument to restrict the variables shown in the summary. Linear regression is a basic and standard approach in which researchers use the values of several variables to explain or predict values of a scale outcome. \begin{aligned} They both have degrees of freedom \(n-2\). \beta_j~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n ~\sim ~\textsf{t}(n-p-1,\ \hat{\beta}_j,\ (\text{se}_{\beta_j})^2),\qquad j = 0, 1, \cdots, p. These distributions all center the posterior distributions at their respective OLS estimates \(\hat{\beta}_j\), with the spread of the distribution related to the standard errors \(\text{se}_{\beta_j}\). This gives students three options for attendance — they can choose to attend (1) face-to-face; (2) remote synchronous; or (3) remote asynchronous. The variance for predicting a new observation \(y_{n+1}\) has an extra \(\hat{\sigma}^2\) which comes from the uncertainty of a new observation about the mean \(\mu_Y\) estimated by the regression line. and the joint posterior distribution as \begin{aligned} Its center is \(\hat{\alpha}\), the estimate of \end{equation}\]. We leave the detailed calculation in Section 6.1.4. 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), & \sum_i^n \left(y_i - \alpha - \beta x_i\right)^2 \\ P(|\epsilon_j| > k\sigma ~|~\text{data}) P(|\epsilon_j|>k\sigma~|~\text{data}) = \int_0^\infty P(|\epsilon_j|>k\sigma~|~\sigma^2,\text{data})p(\sigma^2~|~\text{data})\, d\sigma^2. \], \[ 1/\sigma^2 \sim \textsf{Gamma}\left(\frac{\nu_0}{2}, \frac{\nu_0\sigma_0}{2}\right). Therefore, the probability of getting at least 1 outlier is Let’s now discuss each of these: The model comparison table tells us which of the four models displays the best predictive adequacy — that is, which model does the best job of predicting the observed data. \begin{aligned} With the exception of one observation for the individual with the largest fitted value, the residual plot suggests that this linear regression is a reasonable approximation. & \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i - \hat{y}_i) = \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i-\bar{y}-\hat{\beta}(x_i-\bar{x})) = \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})(y_i-\bar{y})-\hat{\beta}\sum_i^n(x_i-\bar{x})^2 = 0\\ \], \[ \phi = 1/\sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n \sim \textsf{Gamma}\left(\frac{n-2}{2}, \frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\right). With \(k=3\), however, there may be a high probability a priori of at least one outlier in a large sample. \propto & \int_0^\infty \phi^{(n-3)/2}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}+(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2/(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2})}{2}\phi\right)\, d\phi\\ \] = & \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) & \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x}) = 0 \\ Based on the data, a Bayesian would expect that a man with waist circumference of 148.1 centermeters should have bodyfat of 54.216% with 95% chance thta it is between 44.097% and 64.335%. The \default" non-informative prior, and a conjugate prior. Since manual calculation is complicated, we often use numerical integration functions provided in R to finish the final integral. \propto & \phi^{\frac{n-4}{2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\phi\right) = \phi^{\frac{n-2}{2}-1}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\phi\right). \], \[ The Bayesian approach uses linear regression supplemented by additional information in the form of a prior probability distribution. -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) \\ First, these two predictors give us four models that we can test against our observed data. From the last column in this summary, we see that the probability of the coefficients to be non-zero is always 1. On the other hand, the posterior probability of including avgView increases to 0.966. & n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x})^2+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2 \\ S_{\alpha\beta} & S_\beta \end{array} \right). \tag{6.3} For better analyses, one usually centers the variable, which ends up getting the following form, \[\begin{equation} = & -2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\times 0 - 2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x}\sum_i^n(y_i-\hat{y}_i) = 0 One way to better understand this relationship is to perform a Bayesian linear regression, which we can easily do in JASP. Here, Irefers to the identity matrix, which is necessary because the distribution is multiv… This probability is based on information of all data, instead of just the observation itself. = & \text{SSE} + n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2 + (\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i^n x_i^2 - 2(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})\sum_i^n (y_i-\hat{y}_i) -2(\beta-\hat{\beta})\sum_i^n x_i(y_i-\hat{y}_i)+2(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})(\beta-\hat{\beta})(n\bar{x}) Bayesian model averaging provides an elegant solution to this problem. Ordinary Least squares linear regression by hand. \[ 1/\sigma^2 \sim \textsf{Gamma}\left(\frac{\nu_0}{2}, \frac{\nu_0\sigma_0}{2}\right). to force the model to include all variables. Bayesian logistic models with PyMC3. \propto & \left[1+\frac{1}{n-2}\frac{(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2}{\frac{\text{SSE}}{n-2}\left(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}\right)}\right]^{-\frac{(n-2)+1}{2}} = \left[1 + \frac{1}{n-2}\left(\frac{\alpha-\hat{\alpha}}{\text{se}_{\alpha}}\right)^2\right]^{-\frac{(n-2)+1}{2}} \[ p^*(\beta, \sigma^2~|~\text{data}) \propto \frac{1}{\sigma^{n+1}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right). with the assumption that the errors, \(\epsilon_i\), are independent and identically distributed as normal random variables with mean zero and constant variance \(\sigma^2\). \epsilon_j~|~\sigma^2, \text{data} ~\sim ~ \textsf{Normal}\left(y_j-\hat{\alpha}-\hat{\beta}x_j,\ \frac{\sigma^2\sum_i(x_i-x_j)^2}{n\text{S}_{xx}}\right). Thus, the resulting credible intervals account not only for uncertainty within the model, but also uncertainty across the models. Since the data \(y_1,\cdots,y_n\) are normally distributed, from Chapter 3 we see that a Normal-Gamma distribution will form a conjugacy in this situation. To show that the marginal posterior distribution of \(\sigma^2\) follows the inverse Gamma distribution, we only need to show the precision \(\displaystyle \phi = \frac{1}{\sigma^2}\) follows a Gamma distribution. Here, we assume error \(\epsilon_i\) is independent and identically distributed as normal random variables with mean zero and constant variance \(\sigma^2\): We discussed how to minimize the expected loss for hypothesis testing. In general, one writes μi = β0 + β1xi, 1 + β2xi, 2 + ⋯ + βrxi, r, where xi = (xi, 1, xi, 2, ⋯, xi, r) is a vector of r known predictors for observation i, and β = (β0, β1, ⋯, βr) is a vector of unknown regression parameters (coefficients), shared among all observations. \end{aligned} & p^*(\phi~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \\ \], \[ p(\alpha, \beta~|~\sigma^2) \propto 1, \qquad\qquad p(\sigma^2) \propto \frac{1}{\sigma^2}, \], \[ This is equivalent to setting the coefficient vector \(\boldsymbol{\beta}= (\alpha, \beta)^T\)1 to have a bivariate normal distribution with convariance matrix \(\Sigma_0\) Fit a Bayesian ridge model. p^*(\beta, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) The primary difference is the interpretation of the intervals. You may want to apply diagnostics and calculate the probability of a case being an outlier using this reduced data. 0. & p^*(\phi~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \\ \tag{6.4} \beta_j~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n ~\sim ~\textsf{t}(n-p-1,\ \hat{\beta}_j,\ (\text{se}_{\beta_j})^2),\qquad j = 0, 1, \cdots, p. \begin{aligned} & \sum_i^n (y_i-\bar{y}) = 0 \\ Fortunately, I had some additional data that might explain some of this variability. \]. This post is an introduction to conjugate priors in the context of linear regression. 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. 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) \\ One can see that the reference prior is the limiting case of this conjugate prior we impose. We will explore model selection using Bayesian information criterion in the next chapter. \end{aligned} To start, we load the BAS library (which can be downloaded from CRAN) to access the dataframe. = & \int_{-\infty}^\infty \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)\, d\alpha\\ Taking mean on both sides of equation (6.6) immediately gives \(\beta_0=\bar{y}_{\text{score}}\).↩︎, Note: as.numeric is not necessary here. 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) The mother’s high school status has a larger effect where we believe that there is a 95% chance the kid would score of 0.55 up to 9.64 points higher if the mother had three or more years of high school. This mean (standardized to a maximum of 75 minutes) is recorded in the variable avgView. Conjugate priors are a technique from Bayesian statistics/machine learning. 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 \(\beta_4\). with degrees of freedom \(n-2\), center at \(\hat{\beta}\), the slope estimate we obtained from the frequentist OLS model, and scale parameter \(\displaystyle \frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}=\left(\text{se}_{\beta}\right)^2\), which is the square of the standard error of \(\hat{\beta}\) under the frequentist OLS model. \[ p(y_i~|~x_i, \alpha, \beta, \sigma^2) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi\sigma^2}}\exp\left(-\frac{(y_i-(\alpha+\beta x_i))^2}{2\sigma^2}\right). We will describe Bayesian inference in this model under 2 di erent priors. p^*(\alpha, \beta,\sigma^2 ~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n) \propto & \frac{1}{(\sigma^2)^{(n+2)/2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\sum_i(y_i - \alpha - \beta x_i)^2}{2\sigma^2}\right) \\ Bayesian linear regression Vanilla linear regresion predicts the target value based on trained weights and input features. \], \[ If we divide these posterior odds (2.937) by the prior odds (0.333), we get the updating factor of BFM = 8.822. 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). & \sum_i^n x_i^2 = \sum_i^n (x_i-\bar{x})^2 + n\bar{x}^2 = \text{S}_{xx}+n\bar{x}^2 The confidence interval of \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\) can be constructed using the standard errors \(\text{se}_{\alpha}\) and \(\text{se}_{\beta}\) respectively. That means, under the reference prior, we can easily obtain the posterior mean and posterior standard deviation from using the lm function, since they are numerically equivalent to the counterpart of the frequentist approach. Notebook. This may be our potential outlier and we will have more discussion on outlier in Section 6.2. But, It is important to note that any estimate we make is conditional on the underlying model. In conversations with my students this semester, it became clear that some of my asynchronous students were not actually watching the recorded lecture videos. \], 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 Our goal is to update the distributions of the unknown parameters \(\alpha\), \(\beta\), and \(\sigma^2\), based on the data \(x_1, y_1, \cdots, x_n, y_n\), where \(n\) is the number of observations. Let us now turn to the Bayesian version and show that under the reference prior, we will obtain the posterior distributions of \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\) analogous with the frequentist OLS results. \end{equation}\]. \begin{aligned} This marginal distribution is the Student’s \(t\)-distribution with degrees of freedom \(n-2\), center \(\hat{\beta}\), and scale parameter \(\displaystyle \frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}\), \[ p^*(\beta~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \propto That is, The Bayesian linear regression framework in Econometrics Toolbox offers several prior model specifications that yield analytically tractable, conjugate marginal or conditional posteriors. That is Furthermore, we can check the normal probability plot of the residuals for the assumption of normally distributed errors. We can write that linear relationship as: yi=τ+w.xi+ϵi(1)(1)yi=τ+w.xi+ϵi Here ττ is the intercept and ww is the coefficient of the predictor variable. \[\begin{equation} \[ p^*(\alpha, \beta, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n) \propto \frac{1}{(\sigma^2)^{(n+2)/2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE} + n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha}-(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x})^2 + (\beta - \hat{\beta})^2\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right) \], This time we integrate \(\beta\) and \(\sigma^2\) out to get the marginal posterior distribution of \(\alpha\). Each of the residuals, which provide an estimate of the fitting error, is equal to \(\hat{\epsilon}_i = y_i - \hat{y}_i\), the difference between the observed value \(y_i\) and the fited value \(\hat{y}_i = \hat{\alpha} + \hat{\beta}x_i\), where \(x_i\) is the abdominal circumference for the \(i\)th male. As one might guess, these are both Bayes factors, but they are slightly different types of Bayes factors. If sync is included in the model (the probability of including it is 0.243), it is 95% probable that the effect of synchronous attendance is between -8.54 points and +12.16 points. In JASP, we click on the “Regression” button and select “Bayesian Linear Regression”. We can extract these intervals using the predict function, Note in the above plot, the legend “CI” can mean either confidence interval or credible interval. There is a substantial probability that Case 39 is an outlier. 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. The posterior mean, \(\hat{\beta}_j\), is the center of the \(t\)-distribution of \(\beta_j\), which is the same as the OLS estimates of \(\beta_j\). \end{aligned} = & \int_0^\infty p^*(\alpha, \sigma^2~|~y_1,\cdots, y_n)\, d\sigma^2 \\ We also discussed how to choose appropriate and robust priors. The syntax for a linear regression in a Bayesian framework looks like this: In words, our response datapoints y are sampled from a multivariate normal distribution that has a mean equal to the product of the β coefficients and the predictors, X, and a variance of σ2. We will describe Bayesian inference in this model under 2 di erent priors. Linear regression is a basic and standard approach in which researchers use the values of several variables to explain or predict values of a scale outcome. These intervals coincide with the confidence intervals from the frequentist approach. The posterior summary table provides information about each possible predictor in the linear regression model. We can also report the posterior means, posterior standard deviations, and the 95% credible intervals of the coefficients of all 4 predictors, which may give a clearer and more useful summary. Since we chose “Uniform” under “Model Prior” in the advanced options, each of these models is assumed to be equally likely before observing data. = & \int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{(\sigma^2)^{(n+2)/2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right) \exp\left(-\frac{n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha}+(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)\, d\alpha \\ \text{SSE} = & \sum_i^n (y_i-\hat{y}_i)^2 = \sum_i^n \hat{\epsilon}_i^2. Let \(\Phi(z)\) be the cumulative distribution of the standard Normal distribution, that is, Combining the two using conditional probability, we will get the same joint prior distribution (6.1). We can download the data set from Gelman’s website and read the summary information of the data set using the read.dta function in the foreign package. = & (\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\left(\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2 + n\bar{x}^2\right) + 2n\bar{x}(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})(\beta-\hat{\beta}) + n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2 \\ Before jumping in, I’ll need to provide some background. p(\alpha, \beta, \sigma^2)\propto \frac{1}{\sigma^2}. It can be shown that the marginal posterior distribution of \(\beta\) is the Student’s \(t\)-distribution The degree of freedom of these \(t\)-distributions is \(n-p-1\), where \(p\) is the number of predictor variables. \left[1+\frac{1}{n-2}\frac{(\beta - \hat{\beta})^2}{\frac{\text{SSE}}{n-2}/(\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2)}\right]^{-\frac{(n-2)+1}{2}} = \left[1 + \frac{1}{n-2}\frac{(\beta - \hat{\beta})^2}{\hat{\sigma}^2/(\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2)}\right]^{-\frac{(n-2)+1}{2}}, \]. \begin{aligned} The posterior. using the same change of variable \(\displaystyle \sigma^2=\frac{1}{\phi}\), and \(s=\displaystyle \frac{\text{SSE}+(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2/(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2})}{2}\phi\). Moreover, it is more convenient to use this “centered” model to derive analyses. This gives us the multivariate Normal-Gamma conjugate family, with hyperparameters \(b_0, b_1, b_2, b_3, b_4, \Sigma_0, \nu_0\), and \(\sigma_0^2\). Bayesian linear regression lets us answer this question by integrating hypothesis testing and estimation into a single analysis. 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. In fact, when we impose the bivariate normal distribution on \(\boldsymbol{\beta}= (\alpha, \beta)^T\), and inverse Gamma distribution on \(\sigma^2\), as we have discussed in Section 6.1.3, the joint posterior distribution of \(\boldsymbol{\beta}\) and \(\sigma^2\) is a Normal-Gamma distribution. For example, given this data, we believe there is a 95% chance that the kid’s cognitive score increases by 0.44 to 0.68 with one additional increase of the mother’s IQ score. In contrast, the frequentist approach, represented by standard least-square linear regression, assumes that the data contains sufficient measurements to create a me… \propto & \left(\text{SSE}+(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2/(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2})\right)^{-\frac{(n-2)+1}{2}}\int_0^\infty s^{(n-3)/2}e^{-s}\, ds\\ \], Here, Bayes estimates for the linear model (with discussion), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B, 34, 1-41. 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). Univariate regression (i.e., when the y i are scalars or 1D vectors) is treated as a special case of multivariate regression using the lower-dimensional equivalents of the multivariate and matrix distributions. \], The last “sum of square” is the sum of squares of errors (SSE). = & \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+\frac{(\alpha-\hat{\alpha})^2}{\frac{1}{n}+\frac{\bar{x}^2}{\sum_i (x_i-\bar{x})^2}} \alpha + \beta x_i ~|~ \text{data} \sim \textsf{t}(n-2,\ \hat{\alpha} + \hat{\beta} x_i,\ \text{S}_{Y|X_i}^2), \], \[ \]. Using the MLE to select the prior distribution…empirical Bayes? Click here to access the supplemental materials.…, JASP 0.14 brings robust Bayesian meta-analysis (RoBMA). Recall from our earlier discussion of the model comparison table that we have uncertainty about which model best predicts our observed data. Build a formula relating the features to the target and decide on a prior distribution for the data … \[ \exp\left(-\frac{n(\alpha-\hat{\alpha}+(\beta - \hat{\beta})\bar{x})^2}{2\sigma^2}\right) \] \[ p(\phi~|~\text{data}) \propto \phi^{\frac{n-2}{2}-1}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\phi\right). Quickly, our faculty and administration picked up on this pattern and began to notice that students weren’t performing as well as they should, especially among these asynchronous attenders. We can rewrite the last line from above to obtain the marginal posterior distribution of \(\beta\). By default, the models are listed in order from most predictive to least predictive. \[ \beta~|~y_1,\cdots,y_n ~\sim~ \textsf{t}\left(n-2,\ \hat{\beta},\ \frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right) = \textsf{t}\left(n-2,\ \hat{\beta},\ (\text{se}_{\beta})^2\right), \] Bayesian linear regression lets us answer this question by integrating hypothesis testing and estimation into a single analysis. can be viewed as part of a normal distribution of \(\alpha\), with mean \(\hat{\alpha}-(\beta-\hat{\beta})\bar{x}\), and variance \(\sigma^2/n\). Since we assume the prior distribution of \(\epsilon_j\) is normal, we can calculate \(p\) using the pnorm function. How do these odds shift after observing data? 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. The prior probability of including the variable sync in our model is 0.5 — this is because 2 of the 4 models include sync. That is, we reformulate the above linear regression model to use probability distributions. (1972). \[ \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),\qquad \qquad 1/\sigma^2~|~\text{data}~\sim~ \textsf{Gamma}\left(\frac{n-2}{2}, \frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\right). The event of getting at least 1 outlier is the complement of the event of getting no outliers. (2020). The remaining two models account for a combined posterior probability of 0.023 + 0.011 = 0.034 — these two models are not very likely at all. \begin{aligned} = & \phi^{\frac{n-3}{2}}\exp\left(-\frac{\text{SSE}}{2}\phi\right)\int_{-\infty}^\infty \exp\left(-\frac{(\beta-\hat{\beta})^2\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{2}\phi\right)\, d\beta\\ It turns out that under the reference prior, both posterior distrubtions of \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\), conditioning on \(\sigma^2\), are both normal Here the degrees of freedom \(n-2\) are the number of observations adjusted for the number of parameters (which is 2) that we estimated in the regression. \text{S}_{Y|X_i}^2 = \hat{\sigma}^2\left(\frac{1}{n}+\frac{(x_i-\bar{x})^2}{\text{S}_{xx}}\right) This post is an introduction to conjugate priors in the context of linear regression. From these data, I computed the average length of time that each student watched the lectures during the semester. \[ P(|\epsilon_j|>k\sigma~|~\sigma^2,\text{data}) = \int_{|\epsilon_j|>k\sigma}p(\epsilon_j~|~\sigma^2, \text{data})\, d\epsilon_j = \int_{k\sigma}^\infty p(\epsilon_j~|~\sigma^2, \text{data})\, d\epsilon_j+\int_{-\infty}^{-k\sigma}p(\epsilon_j~|~\sigma^2, \text{data})\, d\epsilon_j. These anonymous data can be downloaded here. \begin{aligned} From the menus choose: Analyze > Bayesian Statistics > Linear Regression and Smith, A.F.M. Credible Intervals for the Mean \(\mu_Y\) and the Prediction \(y_{n+1}\), From our assumption of the model Obtaining accurate measurements of body fat is... 6.1.2 Bayesian Simple Linear Regression Using the Reference Prior. & \sum_i^n (y_i - \hat{y}_i) = \sum_i^n (y_i - (\hat{\alpha} + \hat{\beta} x_i)) = 0\\ \]. Bayesian inference about Linear Regression is a statistical method that is broadly used in quantitative modeling. 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