Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods 3)

Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods 3)

By: Andrew Gelman (editor), Galin Jones (editor), Steve Brooks (editor), Xiao-Li Meng (editor)Hardback

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Since their popularization in the 1990s, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have revolutionized statistical computing and have had an especially profound impact on the practice of Bayesian statistics. Furthermore, MCMC methods have enabled the development and use of intricate models in an astonishing array of disciplines as diverse as fisheries science and economics. The wide-ranging practical importance of MCMC has sparked an expansive and deep investigation into fundamental Markov chain theory. The Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo provides a reference for the broad audience of developers and users of MCMC methodology interested in keeping up with cutting-edge theory and applications. The first half of the book covers MCMC foundations, methodology, and algorithms. The second half considers the use of MCMC in a variety of practical applications including in educational research, astrophysics, brain imaging, ecology, and sociology. The in-depth introductory section of the book allows graduate students and practicing scientists new to MCMC to become thoroughly acquainted with the basic theory, algorithms, and applications. The book supplies detailed examples and case studies of realistic scientific problems presenting the diversity of methods used by the wide-ranging MCMC community. Those familiar with MCMC methods will find this book a useful refresher of current theory and recent developments.

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University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK Columbia University, New York, New York, USA University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Contents

Foreword Stephen P. Brooks, Andrew Gelman, Galin L. Jones, and Xiao-Li Meng Introduction to MCMC, Charles J. Geyer A short history of Markov chain Monte Carlo: Subjective recollections from in-complete data, Christian Robert and George Casella Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo, Yanan Fan and Scott A. Sisson Optimal proposal distributions and adaptive MCMC, Jeffrey S. Rosenthal MCMC using Hamiltonian dynamics, Radford M. Neal Inference and Monitoring Convergence, Andrew Gelman and Kenneth Shirley Implementing MCMC: Estimating with confidence, James M. Flegal and Galin L. Jones Perfection within reach: Exact MCMC sampling, Radu V. Craiu and Xiao-Li Meng Spatial point processes, Mark Huber The data augmentation algorithm: Theory and methodology, James P. Hobert Importance sampling, simulated tempering and umbrella sampling, Charles J.Geyer Likelihood-free Markov chain Monte Carlo, Scott A. Sisson and Yanan Fan MCMC in the analysis of genetic data on related individuals, Elizabeth Thompson A Markov chain Monte Carlo based analysis of a multilevel model for functional MRI data, Brian Caffo, DuBois Bowman, Lynn Eberly, and Susan Spear Bassett Partially collapsed Gibbs sampling & path-adaptive Metropolis-Hastings in high-energy astrophysics, David van Dyk and Taeyoung Park Posterior exploration for computationally intensive forward models, Dave Higdon, C. Shane Reese, J. David Moulton, Jasper A. Vrugt and Colin Fox Statistical ecology, Ruth King Gaussian random field models for spatial data, Murali Haran Modeling preference changes via a hidden Markov item response theory model, Jong Hee Park Parallel Bayesian MCMC imputation for multiple distributed lag models: A case study in environmental epidemiology, Brian Caffo, Roger Peng, Francesca Dominici, Thomas A. Louis, and Scott Zeger MCMC for state space models, Paul Fearnhead MCMC in educational research, Roy Levy, Robert J. Mislevy, and John T. Behrens Applications of MCMC in fisheries science, Russell B. Millar Model comparison and simulation for hierarchical models: analyzing rural-urban migration in Thailand, Filiz Garip and Bruce Western

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781420079418
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 619
  • ID: 9781420079418
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 1420079417

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