The Methodology Tree for Forecasting classifies all possible types of forecasting methods into categories and shows how they they relate to one another*.

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Methodology Tree

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*Dashed lines represent possible relationships

Classification Linear Segmentation Causal models Expert systems Judgmental bootstrapping Decomposition Structured analogies Expert Forecasting Rule-based forecasting Conjoint analysis Neural networks Quantitative analogies Data mining Extrapolation models Intentioins/Expectations Role Playing (Simulated Interaction) Unaided judgment Theory-based Data-based No role Role Structured Unstructured Univariate Multivariate Self Knowledge Source Statistical Stats Others Index Judgmental