Monte Carlo exact methods used for analysing interethnic unions in Great Britain

Smith, Peter W.F., McDonald, John W., Forster, Jonathan J. and Berrington, Ann M. (1996) Monte Carlo exact methods used for analysing interethnic unions in Great Britain. Applied Statistics, 45, (2), 191-202.


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In the analysis of symmetric intermarriage and social mobility tables, interest is focused on the models of quasi-independence and quasi-symmetry for the off-diagonal cells. Typically, many of the off-diagonal cell counts are small. This causes concern about the validity of using asymptotic tests, and exact tests should be considered. We develop Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for estimating the exact conditional p-value and the exact distribution of the residuals, for quasi-independence and quasi-symmetry. These methods are used to analyse a sparse 10 × 10 symmetric table of interethnic unions, extracted from the 1.

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ISSNs: 0035-9254 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Statistics
ePrint ID: 29954
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Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:56
The analysis of complex survey data
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (H519255005)
1 October 1993 to 30 September 1996

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