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TI - Robust Technique to Remedy of Unequal Variance Problem in the Presence of high leverage points
AU - Mohammed A. Mohammed Department of Materials Management Techniques/ Al-Dewanyia Technical Institute /Al-Furat Alawsat Technical University Corresponding Author: Mohammed A. Mohammed
PY - 2018
VL - 20
IS - 1
SP - 1
EP - 8
JO - AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences مجلة القادسية للعلوم الإدارية والاقتصادية
SN - 18169171 23129883
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Abstract : An important assumption of linear regression model is that the variance of disturbances everywhere is equal (constant variance). However, unequal variance called heteroscedasticity does not cause biasness in estimates, but it leads to an efficient problem and the standard errors of observations will be inaccurate. Under heteroscedasticity problem, the ordinary least squares estimates (OLS) are inefficient due to it gives same weights to all observations regardless of the fact that those with large residuals contain less information about regression model. The weighted least square (WLS) is a common method for remedy the heteroscedasticity problem. Unfortunately, in the presence of high leverage points (outlier in the predictor variables), the estimates of classical method such as OLS and WLS will be damaged and an inefficient. In order to tackle the combined problem of heteroscedasticity and high leverage points, we suggested a new estimation method called robust quintile weighted least squares (RQWLS). The results of real data example and simulation study shows that the suggested method has good performance compared with the existing methods.
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