Accession Number:

ADA001257

Title:

Robust Parameter Estimator for Non-Linear Growth Curves.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The parameter estimation methods considered in this thesis are the weighted Least-Squares and Weighted Huber for some non-linear growth models. The properties of these parameter estimators derived from simulated data by means of 1 weighted and unweighted least-squares and 2 weighted and unweighted Huber robust estimation are compared. The error components of the simulated data are long-tailed and non-normal. The performance of mis-specified models is considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE