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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Statistics

Ding-Geng (Din) Chen Colloquium

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 2:45pm

Statistics Department Colloquium

Where: LeConte College, Room 210

Speaker: Ding-Geng (Din) Chen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Biostatistics and School of Social Work

Cusp Catastrophe Regression Model and its Applications

This talk is to report the development of a cusp catastrophe regression model funded by NIH R01 which can be used to model both rational and irrational behaviors simulteanously in social and health behavior research. We propose a maximum likelohood estimation to estimate the model parameters and their associated statistical inference with bootstrap method. Simulation studies will be used to validate this novel model and the estimation procedure. A real example is used to illustrate this new methods.

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