Bodhi Sen

Nonparametric Estimation of a Two-component Mixture Model with application to Multiple Testing   

We consider estimation and inference in a two-component mixture model where the distribution of one component is completely unknown. We develop methods for estimating the mixing proportion and

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Michael Lavine

Assessing Procedures vs Assessing Evidence

Many statistical analyses are characterized by how often a procedure works: how often an interval covers a true value, a null hypothesis is rejected, an item is correctly classified, etc. But assessing how often a procedure works differs from assessing the evidence in a data set. Understanding the difference is prerequisite to understanding what matters in a given analysis: the procedure, the evidence, or both.

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