# Questions tagged [errors-in-variables]

Errors in variables are measurement errors which increase the estimation variance (error in the dependent variable) or bias the regression coefficients towards zero (error in the independent variables).

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### Errors-in-variables with correlated latent variable

Suppose I have data generated as follows: $\tilde{X} = k \cdot X + u$, where X is an unobserved latent variable (say the temperature of the room) and X_tilda is the observed variable (say temperature ...
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### Correct error estimation for linear fit

This may be a simple problem, but I want to be thorough in setting up my problem as I'd like to know why I should proceed in one of two ways (or another if someone thinks it is suitable), so please ...
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### Exponential errors in variables model with known uncertainties

I have $N$ data points that I am trying to fit using a function of the form $y_i = \prod_j {X_{i,j}}^{b_j}, \quad j=1..N$ where $\mathbf X$ and $\mathbf y$ are measured values. The form of this ...
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### Non-negative least squares with errors-in-variables, no repeated measurements

In an experiment, I measured an enzymatic activity $y$ of many solutions containing mixes of different bacterial species. In each of these solutions, I also measured the number of individual cells of ...
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### Prediction intervals with experimental errors

Engineer here, so apologies for my simplistic stats language. I am missing some experimental data that I would like to "fill in" based on a linear regression to other data. I need to do this because ...
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### How would you attempt to distinguish measurement error from a true distribution but no “true” singular value?

I am self-taught amateur in statistics and I have confusion is based calculations with error-in variables with the added object being measured having a no "true" value but a "true" range. For me, ...
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### If in this problem I regress $x$ on $y$ instead than $y$ on $x$, do I need to use an error-in-variables model?

I was trying to write an answer for this question: Selection of data range changes coefficients too much in lmer (inverse regression) Basically the OP has lots of data of Amplification vs Voltage (...
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### Find error interval of linear relationship

I have two sensors of different quality capturing the same process, where one of them is much more accurate than the other. Hence, I want to find out how much better. Let us for example say that the ...
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### Fitting a logarithmic growth curve with error (an interval) of the explanatory variable?

I have a series of human growth data that I wish to fit to a 3 parameter logarithmic growth curve: s(i) = Beta0 + B1*T + B2*ln(t), where s is a length and t is an age. The only problem is that this ...
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### What to do when expectation maximization results are invalid (they don't match the likert scale)

I have missing values (MCAR) for which I used EM to fill in those values. Some of the imputed values are negative integers or zero. I am using a likert scale to measure responses, and thus i need the ...
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### small sample approach to simple linear regression with errors-in-variables (measurement errors)

I seek to estimate $b_1$ and $b_0$ from data of the form: $$y_i = b_1x_i + b_0 + e_i, \quad i\in\{0,1,...,N-1\}$$ given $\{y_i\}$ and $\{\tilde{x}_i\}$ where $\tilde{x}_i=x_i + n_i$ (i.e., error-in-...
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### Selecting variables using SAS and R - all effects are significant even when shuffling the data

Dear all: I need to test which effects I should include in my model for genetic evaluation of cows. I was using the following code in R: ...
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### Using aggregated data from a database with data from another

Let's say I have two databases, in the first (DB1) there is individual data on how much people trust in the government ($X_{j,r}$), and on the second (DB2) there is individual data on how much people ...
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My class notes list the following steps for calculating a plim under classic errors in variables: $${\rm plim}\ \beta_1 = \frac{{\rm cov}(\beta_0 + \beta_1 x_1 + \epsilon - \beta_1 e, x_1)}{{\rm var}(... 1answer 1k views ### Probability limit formula for coefficient in errors in variables regression I found an online resource which lists the plim formula for a simple regression under the classic errors-in-variables assumption as:$$ \text{plim }\beta_1=\frac{{\rm Cov}(y, x_1)}{{\rm Var}(x_1)}  ...
I want to test how well my data fit the particular power law: $y=ax^b$ where $b$ , for physical reasons, should equal exactly $-0.5$. I would like to find the probability that the data do not obey ...