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Why does my bootstrap interval have terrible coverage?

I wanted to do a class demonstration where I compare a t-interval to a bootstrap interval and calculate the coverage probability of both. I wanted the data to come from a skewed distribution so I ...
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How to read Cook's distance plots?

Does anyone know how to work out whether points 7, 16 and 29 are influential points or not? I read somewhere that because Cook's distance is lower than 1, they are not. Am, I right?
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Interpreting residual diagnostic plots for glm models?

I am looking for guidelines on how to interpret residual plots of glm models. Especially poisson, negative binomial, binomial models. What can we expect from these plots when the models are ...
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What diagnostic plots exists for quantile regression?

Following on my question for OLS, I wonder: what diagnostic plots exists for quantile regression? (and are there R implementation of them?) A quick google search already came up with the worm plot ...
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Is it valid to analyze signal detection data without employing metrics derived from signal detection theory?

A signal detection experiment typically presents the observer (or diagnostic system) with either a signal or a non-signal, and the observer is asked to report whether they think the presented item is ...
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Likelihood ratio test in R

I'm not sure if I'm asking something stupid or off topic here, but I can't think where can I ask this question. suppose I am going to do a univariate logistic regression on several independent ...
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Why are diagnostics based on residuals?

In simple linear regression one often wants to verify if certain assumptions are met to be able to do inference (e.g. residuals are normally distributed). Is it reasonable to check the assumptions ...
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What are some good exploratory analysis and diagnostic plots for count data?

Does anyone know of good reference material on exploratory analysis and diagnostic plots for count data?
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What type of post-fit analysis of residuals do you use?

When carrying out OLS multiple linear regression, rather than plot the residuals against fitted values, I plot the (internal) Studentized residuals against fitted values (ditto for covariates). These ...
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Possible extensions to the default diagnostic plots for lm (in R and in general)?

I started digging a bit into the plot.lm function, this function gives six plots for lm, they are: a plot of residuals against fitted values a Scale-Location plot of sqrt(| residuals |) against ...
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How to combine the results of several binary tests?

First off let me say that I had one stats course in engineering school 38 years ago. So I'm flying blind here. I've got the results of what are essentially 18 separate diagnostic tests for a ...
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In linear regression, is the $R^2$ value enough to assess whether the relationship between the independent and dependent variable is linear?

In linear regression, is the $R^2$ value enough to assess whether the relationship between the independent and dependent variable is linear? It gives the amount of variability in the dependent ...
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Residuals for logistic regression and Cook's distance

Are there any particular assumptions regarding the errors for logistic regression such as the constant variance of the error terms and the normality of the residuals? Also typically when you have ...
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Is the goodness of fit test in JMP the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit test?

I'm working with an organization that is using JMP in their analysis, and I can't tell from the description in JMP's help files if the test for goodness of fit in their logistic regression is the ...
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Please help me refine this zero-inflated negative binomial model

I have been working on a baseball model to predict success at the major league level using minor league statistics. After posting multiple threads on this site (1, 2, 3) and receiving valuable ...
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Geweke diagnostic of a Markov chain: why does the first window have to cover the burn-in?

I read the following statement in this document$^{[1]}$, at the bottom of page 11: Too wide A will some times “hide” the burn in part within the converged part of the chain and the difference in ...
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Diagnostic plots for lmer

I am trying to produce a glmm using the lme4 package in R. To validate my model I would like to produce some diagnostic plots ...
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Diagnostics for GEE in R

I have been checking out which diagnostics to use for a GEE analysis. It seem that influence measures are appropriate (Preisser, 1996). Does anyone know of a package that can be used in R to examine ...
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Fitting a zero-inflated negative binomial regression with R

In this thread, I laid out a problem involving fitting a model that attempts to use minor league baseball statistics to predict success at the major league level (explained in full in the thread). ...
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How to treat this OLS based on residual diagnostics

I am struggling already a couple of days with this simple OLS, can you help? Outcome years in function of predictor score, very simple linear model. The residual plot does absolutely not look good ...
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Explanation of R diagnostic plot for logistic regression

I'm hoping someone can explain this bit of R code for me related to glm(). I don't understand the diagnostic plot that has been suggested. It seems a more ...
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Standardized residuals in R's lm output

I have a quick question: if I plot the diagnostic plots to an R regression, a couple of them have "Standardized Residuals" as their y-axis such as in this plot: My question is this: what are the ...
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Communicating Regression Model Results

I am concerned about how unequipped most people are (both within and without academia) to properly employ standard model building methods such as linear regression and to interpret the results of ...
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Troublesome residual plot from linear mixed model

I have fitted the following linear mixed model based on the results of an economic game: lmer(TotalScore~perOOgivenP+Game+(1|Subject),REML=T,data=mdl1table)->m1 ...
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What resolution should I be using for residuals vs fitted values plot from a linear regression?

I made this linear regression that shows how well estimated animal locations (longitude) predict actual animal locations. ...
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How to calculate the confidence intervals for likelihood ratios from a 2x2 table in the presence of cells with zeroes

I am analysing a diagnostic test (against a gold standard, using a 2x2 table). I want to calculate likelihood ratios (sensitivity / (1-specificity) etc) however I have several sets of data with 0 ...
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How to validate & diagnose a gamma GLM in R?

I am fitting a generalized linear model in R with the log link and I need to validate and diagnose my model. I have never worked with the GLM in the past. Is there an article or any references I ...
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What diagnostics for random effects logistic regression?

I'm wondering what checks/diagnostics you usually calculate and report if you do a random effects logistic regression. C-statistic/ROC curve Check multicollinearity? Check heteroscedasticity? ...
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MCMC Geweke diagnostic

I'm running a Metropolis sampler (C++) and want to use the previous samples to estimate the convergence rate. One easy to implement diagnostic I found is the Geweke diagnostic, which computes the ...
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“Brute force” expected deviance for logistic regression?

A commonly used goodness of fit statistic for logistic regression is the deviance. This is also known as the likelihood ratio chi-square statistic. It is defined as: $$D=\sum_{i=1}^{N}d_i^2$$ ...
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does rstandard standardize in z?

I'm new to R, so please be gentle. I was under the impression that rstandard(model) returns the z-scores of the residuals in ...
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How to interpret model diagnostics when doing linear regression in R?

I ran lm() on my data with models selected by individual lm's of each characteristic and then combined the top $R^2$ based on ...
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Is residuals autocorrelation always a problem?

I read that OLS underestimates variance when residuals are autocorrelated. I see why autocorrelation would be a problem in time series analysis, in the sense that the coefficient are not efficient ...
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Logistic regression and complementary log log model

is there like a diagnostic checking(like those in the time series) done for logistic regression and complementary loglog model?
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Explanation of a step in derivation of residuals for R lm diagnostic?

I'm reading Faraway's book (http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Faraway-PRA.pdf) to try to understand R's lm diagnostic plots. On page 72 of the book is this: I have been trying to understand a ...
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Functions for regression diagnostics on mer objects in R

I'm particularly interested in plotting residuals against fitted values, and residuals against predictors. Often times I need to make boxplots of the residuals conditional on predictors. I'd be ...
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How to compute sample size to compare two diagnostic tests

I will be performing two diagnostic tests (one is the gold standard, one is novel) on the same subject aiming to establish sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV. What formula may be used to compute ...
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How to verify linearity assumption in linear regression with categorical predictors?

I have used simple linear regression, and I'm now checking that the model meets the assumption of linearity. The model used a continuous response variable and categorical explanatory variables. How ...
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Collinearity diagnostics disagree - VIF, condition index, and correlation matrix

I'm working with a large dataset consisting of just over 1 million cases. The data are longitudinal covering 14 years and hierarchical with about 500 of the level 2 units. Each case is a criminal ...
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How to interpret model diagnostics graphics after R linear regression? [closed]

I am interested in understanding the graph plots we get after running lm() command (for linear regression) in R like, for example ...
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How to test outliers, normality, homoscedasticity? [closed]

With the Data Analysis command in Excel I made a plot, which I can't post, because this is my first post ever. ...
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How to test the randomness of residual plot?

Let's say in linear regression, I got a fit and I can plot residuals to see whether there is any systematic trend in such a plot. How to quantitatively determine whether the residues are really ...
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How to compare the positive predictive value and negative predictive value of two diagnostic tests?

Im a surgeon who's trying to compare two diagnostic tests that are used to diagnose appendicitis. Two diagnostic tests were applied on 150 patients and the results were compared to a gold standard. I ...
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How do I compute a cutoff based on sensitivity/specificity when the characteristics of my sample is different from the population?

I have a dataset containing the performance of a novel instrument to screen for disease A. The novel instrument uses a scoring system to score the subject to determine if they have disease A. I then ...
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What plots should be used for diagnostics for linear mixed model?

Before fitting a linear mixed model, can any plots be used to show a random intercept/slope is justifiable in the model? I.e. these plots may indicate a different pattern for each individual over ...
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Help in interpreting AUC values from ordinal variables

I would appreciate if someone could explain to me the benefit of using area under ROC for evaluating agreements between two raters. Here is an example from two raters on, let's say, clinical time ...
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Simulation for model checks for sample size

In the book Bayesian and Frequentist Regression Methods, Wakefield notes that estimators for coefficients in a linear model will be normal if the error terms are normal or if the sample size is ...
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Visually inspecting normality of variables

I'm using R to plot some graphs for visually inspecting the normality of variables that will go into a linear regression model. Except for a histogram and a QQ plot, what other graphics could I use?
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Has anyone written a package in R to calculate diagnostic plots after clogit (conditional logistic regression)? e.g. leverage

Has anyone written a package in R to calculate diagnostic plots after clogit, conditional logistic regression? e.g. leverage. Or ...
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How do I go about conducting model diagnostics on WLS?

I'm familiar with the diagnostics required for OLS, however I'm in new territory with a model I'm fitting to data in R, using Poisson regression with GLM. What are the standard methods in evaluating ...