Robust model selection in generalized linear models

Samuel Müller*, A. H. Welsh

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In this paper, we extend to generalized linear models the robust model selection methodology of Müller and Welsh (2005 As in Müller and Welsh (2005), we combine a robust penalized measure of fit to the sample with a robust measure of out of sample predictive ability that is estimated using a post-stratified m-out-of-n bootstrap. The method can be used to compare different estimators (robust and nonrobust) as well as different models. Specialized to linear models, the present methodology improves on Müller and Welsh (2005): we use a new bias-adjusted bootstrap estimator which avoids the need to include an intercept in every model and we establish an essential monotonicity condition more generally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1170
Number of pages16
JournalStatistica Sinica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bootstrap model selection
  • generalized linear models
  • paired bootstrap
  • robust estimation
  • robust model selection
  • stratified bootstrap


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