[R] Combination of Bias and MSE ?

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT) Wolfgang.Viechtbauer at STAT.unimaas.nl
Wed Apr 5 18:06:11 CEST 2006

The MSE of an estimator X for a parameter theta is defined as E(X - theta)^2, which is equal to Var[X] + (Bias[X])^2, so in that sense, the MSE is already taking the bias of X into account.

Hope this helps,

Wolfgang Viechtbauer 
 Department of Methodology and Statistics 
 University of Maastricht, The Netherlands 

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> Subject: [R] Combination of Bias and MSE ?
>     Dear R Users,
>   My question is overall and not necessarily related to R.
>   Suppose we face to a situation in which MSE( Mean Squared Error) shows
> desired results but Bias shows undesired ones, Or in advers. How can we
> evaluate the results. And suppose, Both MSE and Bias are important for
> us.
>   The ecact question is that, whether there is any combined measure of two
> above metrics.
>   Thank you so much for any reply.
>   Amir Safari
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