A sophisticated statistical analysis was needed to investigate the research problem using a smooth transition regression model, that allowed Sensier et al to model the relevant business cycles that represent the asymmetries between the responses of UK GDP to the specific monetary policy changes (i.e. interest rates).
Data was drawn from the National Databank hosted by MIMAS. This Databank consists of thousands of time-series related to interest rates and GDP.
The SAMD interface allows the researcher to search for, and then select, a subset of the time-series data as well as search for and select the most appropriate available High Performance Computer (HPC) to run the analysis program.