Forecast Friday: Where We Go From Here

(Twenty-sixth in a series)

Today’s Forecast Friday post won’t be a formal instruction. Rather, I sat down and looked at most of the posts I wrote on forecasting since I began the Forecast Friday series six months ago and realized that I have covered many forecasting topics in depth and haven’t really given you any insight into when the series will end. So with that in mind, I decided to map out the topics I will be addressing in the Forecast Friday posts over the next few months. So here is the schedule for the next few months:

Post #

Date

Forecast Friday Topic

  

Qualitative Choice Models

27

10/28/2010

Linear Probability Model

28

11/04/2010

Logistic Regression
   Simultaneous Equations and Two-Stage Least Squares Regression

29

11/11/2010

The Identification Problem

30

11/18/2010

Structural and Reduced Forms
  

11/25/2010

Thanksgiving Day – No Post

31

12/02/2010

Two-Stage Least Squares Regression
   Leading Indicators and Expectations

32

12/09/2010

Leading Economic Indicators and Surveys of Expectations

33

12/16/2010

Calendar Effects in Forecasting
   Holiday Break
  

12/23/2010

No posts
  

12/30/2010

   ARIMA Models

34

01/06/2011

The Autocorrelation Function

35

01/13/2011

Stationarity of Time Series Data

36

01/20/2011

MA, AR, and ARMA Models

37

01/27/2011

ARIMA Models

38

02/03/2011

39

02/10/2011

   Judgmental Methods in Forecasting

40

02/17/2011

Judgmental Extrapolation

41

02/24/2011

Expert Judgment

42

03/03/2011

Delphi Method

43

03/10/2011

Other Judgmental Forecasting Methods

44

03/17/2011

Judgmental Bias in Forecasting
   Combining and Evaluating Forecasts

45

03/24/2011

Procedures for Combining Forecasts

46

03/31/2011

Effectiveness of Combining Forecasts – Empirical Evidence

47

04/07/2011

Evaluating Forecasts – Part I

48

04/14/2011

Evaluating Forecasts – Part II

 

After post 48, Forecast Friday will continue, but the focus will be on more practical and applied topics. In the near future, I will be soliciting your feedback on topics you’d like covered in Forecast Friday. As always, you are welcome to post comments on this blog about topics in which your interested. Insight Central is for your benefit, and is intended to help you use analytics for your company’s strategic advantage. Thank you for your loyal readership of Forecast Friday over these last six months!

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2 Responses to “Forecast Friday: Where We Go From Here”

  1. sathish Kumar Says:

    The topics on forcasting you have covered so far were very simple, lucid and easy to learn. I make it a point to read your posts. Thanks for that.

    I would be happy if you would cover artificial neural networks (MLP), which are also widely used for data mining-classification and prediction.

    Thanks once again.
    Sathish

    • analysights Says:

      Sathish,

      I’m glad you like the posts. Making forecasting interesting, easy to learn, and easy to apply is my goal!

      I haven’t had more than an academic exposure to artificial neural networks, but I might be able to squeeze a brief discussion into those final blog posts.

      Alex

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