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Activity Number: 599 - In Memoriam: Alastair Scott
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2018 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Memorial
Abstract #330983
Title: Taking the Rao--Scott Working Likelihood Seriously
Author(s): Thomas Lumley*
Companies: University of Auckland

A weighted pseudolikelihood has been used to fit regression models for decades. The influence functions corresponding to this pseudolikelihood give estimating equations: for generalised linear models these are simply weighted versions of the score equations. In loglinear models for contingency tables the log likelihood ratio statistic gives one of the famous Rao--Scott tests, but at the time these were intended primarily as corrections to a common practice of doing naive association tests on estimated population tables. A large chunk of Alastair's post-retirement work in survey statistics, however, focused on this likelihood as a basis for regression inference: likelihood ratio tests, AIC, and BIC. I will also talk about what is was like as someone completely new to the survey field to work with Alastair and some of his contributions to surveys in New Zealand.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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