In parameter estimation, it is not a good choice to select a “best model” by some criterion when there is model uncertainty. Model averaging is commonly used under this circumstance. In this paper, transformation-based model averaged tail area is proposed to construct confidence interval, which is an extension of model averaged tail area method in the literature. The transformation-based model averaged tail area method can be used for general parametric models and even non-parametric models. Also, it asymptotically has a simple formula when a certain transformation function is applied. Simulation studies are carried out to examine the performance of our method and compare with existing methods. A real data set is also analyzed to illustrate the methods.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Computational Mathematics
- Confidence interval
- Model averaging
- Transformation-based model averaged tail area