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Modelling overdispersion for discrete data


The purpose of the project is to investigate the practical use of regression models based on Poisson-Tweedie mixtures, and investigate the merits of such an approach for modelling over-/under dispersed discrete data. We will first investigate model …fitting by means of quasi-likelihood estimation and Pearson estimating functions, and investigate the practical usefulness of such an approach. We will then investigate the possibility of using maximum likelihood estimation for the Poisson-Tweedie mixtures, including a comparison with quasi-likelihood estimation and an investigation of the efficiency of the latter. The investigation involves simulation of the Poisson-Tweedie mixtures, which is relatively easy because of the availability of good simulation procedures for Tweedie distributions (AU)

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ZOCCHI, SILVIO S.; KOKONENDJI, CELESTIN C.. On General Continuous Triangular and Two-sided Power Distributions. COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, v. 44, n. 14, p. 3099-3106, . (12/21389-0)

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