Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in Forecasting

12 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2008

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J. Scott Armstrong

University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department

Fred Collopy

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Information Systems

Kesten C. Green

University of South Australia - UniSA Business; Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science

Date Written: July, 13 2008

Abstract

Much has been learned in the past half century about producing useful forecasts. Those new to the area may be interested in answers to some commonly asked questions.

A. Forecasting, the field B. Types of forecasting problem C. Common sense and forecasting D. Choosing the best method E. Assessing strengths and weakness of procedures F. Accuracy of forecasts G. Examining alternative policies H. New products I. Behavior in conflicts, such as negotiations and wars J. Effect of changing technology K. Stocks and commodities L. Gaining acceptance M. Keeping up-to-date N. Reading to learn more O. Help on forecasting P. References on forecasting

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, J. Scott and Collopy, Fred and Green, Kesten C., Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in Forecasting (July, 13 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1159523 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1159523

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