You received confirmation this morning. Someone made a mistake programming that battery of satisfaction ratings on your online survey. Instead of each respondent rating all 12 items using a random rotation, only six randomly selected i...

This is the third post about Christofides' paper on Regression models based on log-incremental payments . The first post covered the fundamentals of Christofides' reserving model in sections A - F, the second focused on a more realistic example and model reduction of sections G - K. Today's post will wrap up the paper with sections...

Data frames are one of R’s distinguishing features. Exposing a list of lists as an array of cases, they make many formal operations such as regression or optimization easy to represent. The R data.frame operation for lists is quite slow, in large part because it exposes a vast amount of functionality. This sample shows one way to write a much...

I'm currently teaching first-level course in statistical inference for (mostly) economics students. They've taken a one-semester course in descriptive (economic) statistics, and now we're dealing with sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple regression analysis.When dealing with the sampling distribution of the sample mean, based on simple random sampling, we derived the result that this distribution has a...

Richard Morey writes: You and your blog readers may be interested to know that a we’ve released a major new version of the BayesFactor package to CRAN. The package computes Bayes factors for linear mixed models and regression models. Of course, I’m aware you don’t like point-null model comparisons, but the package does more than The post R...

I started using Git some time ago, but mostly for local work files. Today, I finally sync’ed up a repository for loss reserving analysis. It may be found here: https://github.com/PirateGrunt/MRMR MRMR stands for Multivariate Regression Model for Reserves. When pronounced “Mister Mister” it also sounds like a thankfully forgotten American soft pop band from the

Just like a lot of political science departments, here at Rice a group of faculty and students meet each week to discuss new research in political methodology. This week, we read a new symposium in Political Analysis about the pre-registration of studies in political science. To briefly summarize, several researchers argued that political scientists should