## Hierarchical Models: A Current Computational Perspective (2000)

Venue: | JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION |

Citations: | 9 - 1 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Hobert00hierarchicalmodels:,

author = {James P. Hobert},

title = {Hierarchical Models: A Current Computational Perspective},

journal = {JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION},

year = {2000},

volume = {95},

pages = {1312--1316}

}

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### Abstract

Hierarchical models (HMs) provide a flexible framework for modeling data. The ongoing development of techniques like the EM algorithm and Markov chain Monte Carlo has enabled statisticians to make use of increasingly more complicated HMs over the last few decades. In this article, we consider Bayesian and frequentist versions of a general, two-stage HM, and describe several examples from the literature that illustrate its versatility. Some key aspects of the computational techniques that are currently used in conjunction with this HM are then examined in the context of McCullagh and Nelder's (1989) salamander data. Several areas that are ripe for new research are identified.