hw3_001 - from class. 4. The National Institute of Diabetes...

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HW 3 for Stat 7249 - Spring 2009 Due February 17 Reading in text for this assignment Chapter 7 1. Show that the ﬁrst four cumulants of Z = Y - (1 - π ) , where Y Bin ( m,π ) are 0, 1, O ( m - 1 / 2 ), and O ( m - 1 ), respectively. This implies that for ﬁxed π , as m → ∞ , the cumulants of Z approach those of a standard normal random variable (so converge in distribution to a standard normal). Also, derive the ﬁrst four cumulants of a standard normal random variable to verify they are 0,1, 0, and 0, respectively. 2. Variance stabilizing transformations: Suppose that Y Bin ( m,π ) with m large. By expand- ing in a Taylor series, show that the random variable, Z = arcsin { ( Y/m ) 1 / 2 } has approximate ﬁrst two moments E [ Z ] arcsin ( π 1 / 2 ) - 1 - 2 π 8 m (1 - π ) (1) V ar [ Z ] (4 m ) - 1 . (2) Comment on the form of both moments. 3. Derive the log likelihood and score equations for a beta-binomial regression using the notation
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Unformatted text preview: from class. 4. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted a study on 768 adult female Pima Indians living near Phoenix. The purpose of the study was to investigate factors related to diabetes. The data can be found in the class directory, pima.txt. The response variable is ’test’ (whether tested positive for diabetes or not). Find a good model for predicting diabetes. Which covariates are included? Interpret your results. Does your ﬁnal model ﬁt well? Give some evidence for or against. Compute a conﬁdence interval for the predicted probability of a positive test in your ﬁnal model for an individual with the average value of the included covariates....
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