Accession Number : ADA070213


Title :   Robustness in the Strategy of Scientific Model Building.


Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Box,G E P


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a070213.pdf


Report Date : May 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The philosophy of robust procedures is discussed. It is argued that the present emphasis by statistical researchers on ad hoc methods of robust estimation is mistaken. Classical methods of estimation should be retained using models which more appropriately represent reality. Attention should not be confined merely to discrepancies arising from outliers and heavy tailed distributions but should be extended to include serial dependence, need for transformation and other problems. Some researches of this kind using Bayes theorem are discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL INFERENCE , *BAYES THEOREM , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS) , STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS , CORRELATION TECHNIQUES , SERIES(MATHEMATICS)


Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE