Accession Number : AD0781474

Title :   A Simple Method for Robust Regression.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hinich,Melvin J. ; Talwar,Prem P.

Report Date : 07 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Estimates of the parameters of a linear model are usually obtained by the method of ordinary least-squares (OLS), which is sensitive to large values of the additive error term. By dividing the sample into non-overlapping subsamples and computing the trimmed means of OLS subsample regression coefficients, the authors obtain a simple consistent and asymptotically normal initial estimate of the coefficients which can be used on one of the various robust techniques which have been recently discussed in the literature, or which can be used to trim the sample observations which have large residuals. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Sampling, *Estimates, *Regression analysis, Linear programming, Distribution functions, Least squares method, Risk

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE