April 1, 2024 12:11


Title: A Bayesian workflow for efficient and automatic model checking and robustness analysis

Abstract: Model checking is essential to evaluate the adequacy of statistical models and the validity of inferences drawn from them. Particularly, hierarchical models such as latent Gaussian models (LGMs) pose unique challenges as it is difficult to check assumptions about the distribution of the latent parameters. Discrepancy measures are often used to quantify the degree to which a model fit deviates from the observed data. We construct discrepancy measures by (a) defining an alternative model with relaxed assumptions and (b) deriving the discrepancy measure most sensitive to discrepancies induced by this alternative model. We also promote a workflow for model criticism that combines model checking with subsequent robustness analysis. As a result, we obtain a general recipe to check assumptions in LGMs and the impact of these assumptions on the results. We demonstrate the ideas by assessing the latent Gaussianity assumption, a crucial but often overlooked assumption in LGMs.

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Date April 3, 2024 (Wed) 14:00 - 15:00
URL https://c5dc59ed978213830355fc8978.doorkeeper.jp/events/171662


RIKEN AIP, Nihombashi Office, Open Space(Google Maps)