The Annals of Statistics
- Ann. Statist.
- Volume 40, Number 3 (2012), 1550-1577.
Criteria for Bayesian model choice with application to variable selection
In objective Bayesian model selection, no single criterion has emerged as dominant in defining objective prior distributions. Indeed, many criteria have been separately proposed and utilized to propose differing prior choices. We first formalize the most general and compelling of the various criteria that have been suggested, together with a new criterion. We then illustrate the potential of these criteria in determining objective model selection priors by considering their application to the problem of variable selection in normal linear models. This results in a new model selection objective prior with a number of compelling properties.
Ann. Statist. Volume 40, Number 3 (2012), 1550-1577.
First available in Project Euclid: 5 September 2012
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Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
Zentralblatt MATH identifier
Primary: 62J05: Linear regression 62J15: Paired and multiple comparisons
Secondary: 62C10: Bayesian problems; characterization of Bayes procedures
Bayarri, M. J.; Berger, J. O.; Forte, A.; García-Donato, G. Criteria for Bayesian model choice with application to variable selection. Ann. Statist. 40 (2012), no. 3, 1550--1577. doi:10.1214/12-AOS1013. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1346850065.