Weighted validation of heteroscedastic regression models for better selection

Yoonsuh Jung, Hayoung Kim

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In this paper, we suggest a method for improving model selection in the presence of heteroscedasticity. For this purpose, we measure the heteroscedasticity in the data using the inter-quartile range (IQR) of the fitted values under the framework of cross-validation. To find the IQR, we fit 0.25 and 0.75 generic quantile regression using the training data. The two models then predict the values of the response variable at 0.25 and 0.75 quantiles in the test data, which yields predicted IQR. To reduce the effect of heteroscedastic data in the model selection, we propose to use weighted prediction error. The inverse of the predicted IQR is utilized to estimate the weights. The proposed method reduces the impact of large prediction errors via weighted prediction and leads to better model and parameter selection. The benefits of the proposed method are demonstrated in simulations and with two real data sets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-68
Number of pages12
JournalStatistical Analysis and Data Mining
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
National Research Foundation of Korea, 2019R1A4A1028134; 2021R1F1A1062347 Funding information

Funding Information:
Jung's work has been partially supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korea government (MIST) (No. 2019R1A4A1028134 and No. 2021R1F1A1062347).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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