Accession Number:

AD0779373

Title:

The Effects of Nonlinearity in Regression Models. Part 1. A Procedure for Examination of Adequacy of the Linear Approximation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The difficulties inherent in assessing the amount of nonlinearity in a nonlinear estimation problem are first discussed. Then, a procedure is suggested for checking the nonlinearity compared with the null case when the model is linear. The nonlinearity will depend not only on the nonlinear model but also on the design points and data set available, as well as on the confidence level desired for parameter confidence statements. Both a visual test and an approximate numerical test are discussed and an example is given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE