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Activity Number: 147
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Nonparametric Statistics
Abstract - #303555
Title: Fiducial Inference for Free-Knot Splines
Author(s): Derek Lee Sonderegger*+ and Jan Hannig
Companies: Northern Arizona University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011,
Keywords: fiducial inference ; free-knot spline ; nonparametric

Free-knot splines are often used in applied change point problems. For example, a piecewise linear model might be used to to determine when a species population changes growth regimes. In this talk we first present the fiducial solution the the arbitrary degree free-knot spline and then generalize the solution to address the model selection estimation of the number of knot points. We conclude with a comparison of the fiducial method to the competing maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods.

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