Accession Number : AD0606946

Title :   A TABLE FOR OBTAINING TRIAL VALUES FOR ESTIMATING RELATIONSHIPS IN WHICH THE DEPENDENT VARIABLE IS LIMITED,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rosett,Richard N.

Report Date : 24 JUL 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In estimating relationships such as that described by J. Tobin in Econometrica (January 1958) it is necessary to approximate linearly the function. This table is based on the assumption that within the relevant (for a particular problem) range of this function, the number of times the function will be approximated is normally distributed around a known mean. The table is used as follows: Q is the ratio of Limit observations in the sample to all observations in the sample. The line Y = A+Bx is then used to approximate for any x, where A and B are read from the table. These are the A and B mentioned by Tobin in his section on obtaining trial values. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TABLES(DATA), FACTOR ANALYSIS), (*FACTOR ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA)), STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, SAMPLING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE