Validation is the process of assessing whether the results of an analysis are likely to hold outside of the original research setting. DO NOT use this tag for discussing `validity` of a measurement or instrument -- such as that it measures what it purports to.

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Validating a multivariate categorical model

I assume that my population is a sample of an unknown multivariate categorical distribution $\mathbf{X} = (X_1, X_2, \ldots, X_k)$. From this population, a sample $\mathbf{X^*}$ is available, I assume ...
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Is the statistical significance of a regression meaningful if it has poor out of sample performance?

I want to determine the significance of a particular variable, among many confounders. If I fit a model on the training set and observe a small p value, should I discard the model because it ...
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Validation - correctly compare and validated imputation models

I've seen a lot of interesting questions here about multiple imputation and also great answers that helped me a lot to impute my data. I've used Predictive Mean Matching, EMB and I would like to use ...
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Are world cup predictions testable?

As of today, dozens of soccer world cup predictions exist, some more complex, some more elegant, and most of them predict every nation's "chance" of winning a particular match/ the cup. As I am ...
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Internal validation via bootstrap: What ROC curve to present?

I am using the bootstrap approach for internal validation of a multivariate model built with either standard logistic regression OR elastic net. The procedure I use is as follows: 1) build model ...
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Computing predicition intervals with cross-validation?

I'm using a k-fold (10-fold) cross-validation while building a model. I'm only using it to get an estimate of the out-of-sample error, not to pick a model from candidates. For example, if I have 30 ...
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Split train//validation/test sets by time, is it correct?

Here's the scenario, slightly altered to a common one. Credit card fraud, payments for the last 12 months (a rolling window). Train with the data from the first 10 months, validate with data from the ...
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On which data should the lift be calculated i.e. Training set or Test set and why?

On which data should the lift be calculated i.e. Training set or Test set and why? What does the lift value 115% mean
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How would you validate a random walk model?

I have used a random walk model and Gibbs sampling (more specifically RJAGS) in order to obtain posterior of the state given the observations. In this case the state is the true proportion of the ...
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use of validation set on lasso cross validation

When training a model a train, a validation and test set are used. I was wondering if there is any paper or example that proves that the use of an independent validation set increase the performance ...
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Incorporating validation data into training set

Suppose that I divide my data for modelling purposes into training, testing, and validation which will then be deployed for an application (as in the response to this question). Why not incorporate ...
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Cross-validation for Comparing Clustering Techniques

I'm working on comparing multiple clustering algorithms to each other using the adjusted Rand index for a given dataset. We have a gold standard that we'd like to compare the obtained clustering ...
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How to validate classifier (built by using MLN method)?

I have developed a method (let's call it Method X) that has a classifier function. The classifier function was built by using MLN (Markov logic network). I need to ...
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The effect of oversampling on the positive predictive value

I need to calculate the positive predictive value for a validation set for a rare event. The problem is that the validation set was oversampled for the rare event. The event occurs in 5 percent of the ...
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External validation of a regression in Stata

What I'm essentially trying to do is a temporal external validation of a Cox Proportional Hazards model and also a logistic regression model on the newest year of a dataset that was not included ...
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k-means + linear regression: How to split the data for validation

I want to cluster my data first using k-means and then determine a regression model for each cluster. Then I want to evaluate the performance of this approach using split validation. I can think of ...
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Binomial GLMM: Model validation & ceiling effect

My data has a binary response acc(correct/incorrect), one continuous predictor score, three categorical predictors (...
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Survey data validation with inverted questions

I have a survey using a Likert scale and two inverted questions out of twenty. Using R how can I identify (and maybe filter out) the respondents that always tick agree, for example, and thus did not ...
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rms validate on models with a predict function such as coxph and glmnet

I would like to use bootstrapping to evaluate models generated by coxph and glmnet. Would that be somehow possible with rms validate ? From the documentation it seems limited to rms functions (cph, ...
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What can be used instead of confirmatory factor analysis?

Can you please share your thoughts of the best method to deal with the following issue. In my study I'm using a well-known tool (questionnaire) which was validated in several settings but developed in ...
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How to do external validation of logistic regression models and perform model benchmarking

Quality assessment in trauma has for > 25 years been done with the US derived logistic regression model, the TRISS model. DV: survival/death and IVs: physiologic derangement (continuous), anatomic ...
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Looking for a Good Text on Statistical Analysis of Satisfaction Data

I am looking for a good textbook (or other resource) that covers the analysis of satisfaction data. Most of my data uses likert-type scales. Can anyone recommend something with examples?
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highly sporadic validation error during training with multilayer perceptron

I'm encountering an issue where a classifier I'm developing reports validation errors during training that span a wide range of values without consistently decreasing over time. Unfortunately, I'm new ...
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Using MANOVA for classification without separating training and test sets

In this study: Rosenblum, Sara, et al. "Handwriting as an objective tool for Parkinson’s disease diagnosis." Journal of neurology 260.9 (2013): 2357-2361 The researchers attempt to classify ...
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Validating the CART model in R

I have built the CART model, however I want to understand how we predict/validate the results with Validation data. ...
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Optimism bias - estimates of prediction error

The book Elements of Statistical Learning (available in PDF online) discusses the optimisim bias (7.21, page 229). It states that the optimism bias is the difference between the training error and the ...
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Model instability in data mining. When it is big enough to discredit a model and how to measure it?

Let's say I have two models. One has cumulative lift on test data 4.322578, second 2.84488. The only advantage of the second over the first consists in the quality of having the cumulative lift curve ...
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Prediction using multiple training sets

I have multiple different training sets($TS_1$,$TS_2$,..,$TS_n$) and one test set $TS$. I have calculated the prediction measures precision, recall, and F-measure for each pair ($TS_n$,$TS$). Is ...
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k folds cross validation on a multi-class dataset

Cross validation is one of the most important tools because it gives us an honest assessment of the true accuracy of our system. In other words, the cross-validation process provides a much more ...
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Repeatedly measuring accuracy against the hold out set

I have an iterative document classification task, corpus size = 300,000 documents. The labels are binary valued (yes/no). I wanted to know whether the following methodology is valid. The assumption is ...
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Accuracy rate in naive Bayes classification

I am trying to use a naive Bayes classification technique to predict fraudsters (Caller). My training set of 138 instances has 5 columns viz. ...
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Validating statistical tests for value at risk and expected shortfall

I am trying to figure out if value-at-risk (VaR, a quantile) type tests could capture if expected shortfall (expectations above a quantile) point forecast generated from a type of model could be ...
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How to validate a Multinomial Logit and Probit Model fit?

I would like to know how do you determine the performance of your models. That is, if you fit a multinomial logit or probit model for un-ordered discrete choice. What do you use to evaluate whether ...
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How to validate “equal slopes” (proportional odds) in ordinal regression

I would like to fit an ordinal regression model using proportional odds. I learned to test for "equal slopes" in order to say something about the model's validity. Therefore, I fit a model with equal ...
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Validation of a questionnaire in a new population

I have 400 responses to a 20 item questionnaire which purports to measure an attitudinal constuct in medical students. The instrument was validated in the US for a single year of medical students and ...
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Collectively evaluate a number of normal distributions [duplicate]

I build a few models, each model will produce a normal distribution for the value of a future event. For example, model M1 will produce a normal distribution $n(30, 5^2)$, and the value of the future ...
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Evaluating Expected Shortfall

I am writing my thesis on VaR and ES risk measurements and have encountered some issues with how to best test the accuracy of ES statistics. My understanding of the topic is that backtesting ES ...
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External model validation using new data for prediction: How large of a drop in $R^2$ is significant?

I need to validate a model using `external model validation' and I have a question relating to deciding when a drop in $R^2$ when compared to $R_{prediction}^2$ is significant. DISCLOSURE: This is ...
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What is the intuition behind the variation of information (VI) metric for cluster validation?

For non-statisticians like me, it is very difficult to capture the idea of VI metric (variation of information) even after reading the relevant paper by Marina ...
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Validation of mixed-effect models

I want to use linear mixed effect model for a set of data. After using lme4 package and lmer() function and fitting model, I want to validate my model for other ...
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How to check if the results of two methodologies are the same?

I have two models that essentially are supposed to produce the same results. Given that the first model is correct, what tests are available that I can use to check the validity of the second model ...
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Model validation in Bayesian statistics from a model with latent variables

I am working with some two-regime autoregressive models first introduced by Hamilton in 1989. The specific models is of no great concern to my question, but some variables within my autoregressive ...
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What is the criterion of model validation?

Suppose I have a model that boasts given 1 year's daily data to calibrate the parameters, it could predict the behavior of future 1 month. What should be the criterion for back-testing or, model ...
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Ways to compare ordered binary datasets?

This question regards the best way to compare ordered binary data. My situation is as follows: I'm interested in evaluating how well a model conforms to human performance data on a set of validation ...
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Sample size for segmentation validation

I've created a automatic algorithm liver segmentation and the next step is the method validation. I have 16 exams with a mean of 40 slices each and my doubt now is how many of these slices would have ...
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How to do external validation of regression models

Very basic question here, so bear with me... I have a data set with 241 patients with 16 variables plus diagnosis (malignant vs benign). There are 3 previously published logistic regression formulas ...
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Can holdout validation be systematically biased?

I recently did some experimenting comparing some common method of internal validation. In my field, the use of a single 1:1 holdout validation is extremely common, even with very small datasets, and I ...
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GLM model validation; Patterns in residuals ? - R

I have attached an image obtained during my model validation. I fitted a negative binomial GLM to my data and I have 4 models possible with more or less the same residual plots. I have been reading ...
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How can I validate a logistic regression model using averaged parameter estimates?

Let me say thanks in advance. I'm working with a set of data that contains reported coyote sightings. I use 2/3 of the data for model calibration along with an equal number of pseudo absences. I ...
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Kendall's tau for holdouts low and not significant - Conjoint

I have done my Conjoint Analysis (fractional factorial design) but when it comes to validating the model, it shows a Kendall's tau for Holdouts of 0.33 and not significant. But Pearson's R and ...