Empirical phi-divergence test statistics for the difference of means of two populations Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Empirical phi-divergence test-statistics have demostrated to be a useful technique for the simple null hypothesis to improve the finite sample behaviour of the classical likelihood ratio test-statistic, as well asfor model misspecification problems, in both cases for the one population problem. This paper introduces this methodology for two sample problems. A simulation study illustrates situations in which the new test-statistics become a competitive tool with respect to the classical z-test and the likelihood ratio test-statistic.

publication date

  • April 2017