Robust estimation of the modified autoregressive index of film style
Earlier this I looked at the time series structure ITV news bulletins using robust methods of autocorrelation. This post follows on from that earlier study, this time looking at BBC news bulletins. This paper was written with three goals in mind. First, I wanted to improve on the method used before. Second, I wanted to try the rank based method of estimating the mAR index. Third, I wanted to apply these methods to a different cluster of data sets to see if I would come up with similar results.
The paper can be accessed as a pdf file here: Nick Redfern – Robust estimation of the modified autoregressive index of film style
The modified autoregressive index (mAR) describes the tendency of shots of similar length to cluster together in a motion picture but is not resistant to the influence of outliers if derived from the classical moment-based partial autocorrelation function. In this paper we calculate robust estimates of the modified autoregressive index based on outlier-resistant partial autocorrelation function based on the ranks of the shot length data and robust measure of scale. The classical, rank, and robust methods of determining mAR are compared for a sample of BBC news bulletins.
Posted on November 1, 2012, in Cinemetrics, Film Analysis, Film Studies, Film Style, News, Statistics, Time Series Analysis and tagged Cinemetrics, Film Analysis, Film Studies, Film Style, News, Statistics, Time Series Analysis. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.