New PDF release: Statistical methods for forecasting

By Bovas Abraham

ISBN-10: 0471769878

ISBN-13: 9780471769873

ISBN-10: 0471867640

ISBN-13: 9780471867647

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Such an approach is called forward selection. 32)], the variable is not included in the model, and the best model is the mean model y, = Po + E,. However, if its contribution is significant, XI is included. , F' = SSR(X,IX,)/MSE(X,, X,) > Fa(l, n - 3)J. This procedure is continued until no significant variables to be entered can be found. Backward elimination and forward selection have the drawback that once a variable has been eliminated (entered), it never gets entered (eliminated) again. Also, if the independent variables are correlated, it is quite possible that backward elimination and forward selection lead to models that include different explanatory variables and even different numbers of explanatory variables, but which nevertheless have similar R2.

P p b r p - T p ) + Er where P,* = Po + PIX,+ * + P p j s p . The least squares estimate of is given by p, irrespective of the values of x r , , since the new X X matrix can be partitioned into a scalar n and a p X p matrix. 43) This amounts to a regression of “mean corrected” variables. 44) where the standardized variables are The new error terms E: = E , / s , ~have ~ variance a:, and the standardized regression coefficients are given by @: = (sj/s,)&. For this standardized model, the X,X, matrix is given by the correlation matrix 48 THE REGRESSION MODEL AND ITS APPLICATION IN FORECASTING where Take the model with p v( a:) = v( a;) = 2, for example.

Thus it can happen that RZ,decreases as additional variables are introduced into the model. We could then choose the particular subset regression for which R: is largest or for which s2 is smallest. Details can be found in Draper and Smith (1981) and in Neter and Wasserman (1974). An alternative statistic for model selection is the C,, statistic suggested by Mallows (1973). It measures bias in the regression model and is of the form In this expression, SSE, is the residual sum of squares from a model containingp parameters (including intercept Po; thusp = 1,.

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