Alternative regression models to beta distribution under bayesian approach
Paz, Rosineide Fernando da
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The Beta distribution is a bounded domain distribution which has dominated the modeling the distribution of random variable that assume value between 0 and 1. Bounded domain distributions arising in various situations such as rates, proportions and index. Motivated by an analysis of electoral votes percentages (where a distribution with support on the positive real numbers was used, although a distribution with limited support could be more suitable) we focus on alternative distributions to Beta distribution with emphasis in regression models. In this work, initially we present the Simplex mixture model as a flexible model to modeling the distribution of bounded random variable then we extend the model to the context of regression models with the inclusion of covariates. The parameters estimation is discussed for both models considering Bayesian inference. We apply these models to simulated data sets in order to investigate the performance of the estimators. The results obtained were satisfactory for all the cases investigated. Finally, we introduce a parameterization of the L-Logistic distribution to be used in the context of regression models and we extend it to a mixture of mixed models.