We propose a methodology based on partial least squares (PLS) regression models using the beta distribution, which is useful for describing data measured between zero and one. The beta PLS model parameters are estimated with the maximum likelihood method, whereas a randomized quantile residual and the generalized Cook and Mahalanobis distances are considered as diagnostic methods. A simulation study is provided for evaluating the performance of these diagnostic methods. We illustrate the methodology with real‐world mining data. The results obtained in this study based on the beta PLS model and its diagnostics may be of interest for the mining industry.
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 34(3), 305-321