A two-step approach for variable selection in linear regression with measurement error

  • Received : 2018.10.16
  • Accepted : 2019.01.07
  • Published : 2019.01.31


It is important to identify informative variables in high dimensional data analysis; however, it becomes a challenging task when covariates are contaminated by measurement error due to the bias induced by measurement error. In this article, we present a two-step approach for variable selection in the presence of measurement error. In the first step, we directly select important variables from the contaminated covariates as if there is no measurement error. We then apply, in the following step, orthogonal regression to obtain the unbiased estimates of regression coefficients identified in the previous step. In addition, we propose a modification of the two-step approach to further enhance the variable selection performance. Various simulation studies demonstrate the promising performance of the proposed method.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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