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dc.contributor.advisorTubbs, Jack Dale.
dc.contributor.advisorStamey, James D.
dc.contributor.authorDoty, Tave Parker.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-19T19:45:40Z
dc.date.available2011-12-19T19:45:40Z
dc.date.copyright2011-12
dc.date.issued2011-12-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8260
dc.description.abstractBayesian methodology is implemented to investigate three problems in biostatistics. The first problem considers using biomarkers to select optimal treatments for individual patients. A Bayesian adaptation of the selection impact (SI) curve developed by Pepe and Song (2004) is investigated. The second problem considers a Bayesian approach for determining specific sample sizes to achieve a desired range of power for fixed-dose combination drug trials. Sidik and Jonkman (2003) developed a sample size formula using the intersection-union test for testing the efficacy of combination drugs. Our results are compared to their frequentist approach. The third problem considers response misclassification in fixed-dose combination drug trials under two scenarios: when the sensitivity and specificity are known, and when the sensitivity and specificity are unknown but have specified informative prior structures.en_US
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dc.subjectBayesian statistics.en_US
dc.subjectBiomarkers.en_US
dc.subjectCombination drugs.en_US
dc.subjectTreatment selection.en_US
dc.subjectSample size.en_US
dc.subjectPower.en_US
dc.subjectMisclassification.en_US
dc.titleBayesian topics in biostatistics : treatment selection, sample size, power, and misclassification.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentStatistical Sciences.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Statistical Sciences.en_US


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