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Forecasting (Epdmf)

Definition
Estimating the likelihood of an event taking place in the future, based on available data from the past. (Source: U.S. EPA: Program evaluation glossary: www.epa.gov/evaluate/glossary/f-esd.htm)
Use For
Projections
Scenarios
Broader Term
Planning methods (Epdm)
Narrower Terms
Box Jenkins forecasting (Epdmfb)
Delphi method (Epdmfd)
Technological forecasting (Epdmft)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Contingency planning (Epdmc)
Decision making (Epdmd)
Long range planning (Epdmk)
Multiple use planning (Epdmm)
Short range planning (Epdmp)
Sketch planning (Epdmq)
Strategic planning (Epdms)
Systems analysis (Epdmy)
Related Terms (Associative)
Mathematical prediction (Ush)