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Activity Number: 577
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Nonparametric Statistics
Abstract - #308994
Title: An Emprical Likelihood Method for Irregular Spatial Data
Author(s): Dan Nordman*+
Companies: Iowa State University
Address: Dept of Statistics, Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA, 50010,
Keywords: Data blocking ; Estimating equations ; Mixed spatial asymptotics ; Random Field

This talk will consider an empirical likelihood formulation for irregularly spaced spatial data, where the data are generated by a stationary random field observed at sites described by a stochastic sampling design. The method allows inference on spatial parameters described by general estimating equations. Under a large class of spatial dependence structures, log-likelihood ratios are shown to have chi-square limits for calibrating tests and confidence regions and maximum empirical likelihood estimators permit parameter estimation and testing of spatial moment conditions.

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