FUEL ECONOMY OF AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES: A COMPENDIUM OF STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES

Nine working papers are presented as the result of a study to develop a statistical methodology and formulation of specific statistical procedures for the analysis of in-use automobile fuel-economy data. Topics covered are: (1) variance computed relative to the harmonic mean; (2) bases for statistical estimation of fuel economy; (3) estimating the standard error for a sample harmonic mean; (4) the effect of accumulated odometer miles on mpg shortfalls; (5) aggregation of data from sources with groups of ''replicate'' vehicles; (6) philosophical and analytic issues affecting the FEA fuel-economy study; (7) a regression/covariance analysis approach to estimation of fuel economy; (8) vehicle ranking according to fuel economy; and (9) a regression approach to vehicle ranking. (ERA citation 03:044952)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Falcon Research and Development

    1 American Drive
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • McAdams, H T
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Pagination: 108 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM