ERIC Number: ED189941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment Forecasting with Double Exponential Smoothing: Two Methods for Objective Weight Factor Selection. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Gardner, Don E.
The merits of double exponential smoothing are discussed relative to other types of pattern-based enrollment forecasting methods. The difficulties associated with selecting an appropriate weight factor are discussed, and their potential effects on prediction results are illustrated. Two methods for objectively selecting the "best" weight factor are examined, and evidence is presented suggesting they may be used effectively in the enrollment-forecasting process. Basic assumptions of double exponential smoothing and formulas for its use are considered. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980; Double Exponential Smoothing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).