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nonlinear regression model; linearization; parameter effect curvature; intrinsic curvature
An approximate value of a parameter in a nonlinear regression model is known in many cases. In such situation a linearization of the model is possible however it is important to recognize, whether the difference between the actual value of the parameter and the approximate value does not cause significant changes, e.g., in the bias of the estimator or in its variance, etc. Some rules suitable for a solution of this problem are given in the paper.
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