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Introduction

  • David Edwards
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Abstract

This chapter introduces some of the theory behind graphical modelling. The basic concepts of independence and conditional independence are reviewed, and an explanation of how conditional independence structures can be represented graphically is given. A brief discussion of Simpson’s paradox is given to further motivate the graphical modelling approach. The final section gives an overview of the book.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Edwards
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  1. 1.Statistics DepartmentNovo Nordisk A/SBagsvaerdDenmark

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