Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

2002, Volume 64, Series B, Pt. 2, 107--127

BAYESIAN INFERENCE FOR MATCHED CASE-CONTROL STUDIES

By

MALAY GHOSH
University of Florida, USA
and
MING-HUI CHEN
University of Connecticut, USA

SUMMARY. The paper introduces general Bayesian inference procedures for the analysis of matched case-control data. The general results hold for a wide class of likelihoods and priors. A real life example is considered to illustrate the methodology. Also, for the logistic regression model, we have shown how Bayesian inference based on the unconditional likelihood can differ substantially from one based on the conditional likelihood.

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Key words and phrases. Likelihood; conditional; unconditional; logit link; probit link; complementary log link; gall-bladder disease; hypertension.

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