Title page for ETD etd-11152013-040304

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gatz, Philip L.
URN etd-11152013-040304
Title A comparison of three prediction based methods of choosing the ridge regression parameter k
Degree Master of Science
Department Statistics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Raymond H. Myers Committee Chair
Gary J. Ulrich Committee Member
Marion R. Reynolds Committee Member
Robert S. Schulman Committee Member
  • Prediction theory
Date of Defense 1985-07-02
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A solution to the regression model y = xβ+𝓔 is usually obtained using ordinary least squares. However, when the condition of multicollinearity exists among the regressor variables, then many qualities of this solution deteriorate. The qualities include the variances, the length, the stability, and the prediction capabilities of the solution.

An analysis called ridge regression introduced a solution to combat this deterioration (Hoerl and Kennard, 1970a). The method uses a solution biased by a parameter k. Many methods have been developed to determine an optimal value of k. This study chose to investigate three little used methods of determining k: the PRESS statistic, Mallows' Ck statistic, and DF—trace. The study compared the prediction capabilities of the three methods using data that contained various levels of both collinearity and leverage. This was completed by using a Monte Carlo experiment.

This was completed by using a Monte Carlo experiment.
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