期刊論文

標題 Testing the equality of several gamma means: a parametric bootstrap method with applications
學年 99
學期 2
出版(發表)日期 2011/03/01
作品名稱 Testing the equality of several gamma means: a parametric bootstrap method with applications
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者 Chang, Ching-Hui; Lin, Jyh-Jiuan; Pal, Nabendu
單位 淡江大學統計學系
出版者 Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag GmbH und Co.
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Computational Statistics 26(1), pp.55-76
摘要 We apply a recently developed ‘Computational Approach Test’ (CAT), a variant of the parametric bootstrap method, to test the equality of means of several gamma distributions. All parameters are assumed to be unknown, and we consider two cases-(i) the shape parameters, though unknown, are assumed to be equal; and (ii) the shape parameters are all unknown and possibly unequal. The CAT, as applied to the above two cases, doesn’t require the knowledge of any sampling distribution, depends heavily on numerical computations and Monte-Carlo simulation, and figures out the critical region automatically. The power and/or size of our proposed CAT is quite encouraging compared with the other tests reported in the literature. The proposed method can be used as a logical alternative approach to classical one-way ANOVA when one is not sure about normality, and positively skewed distribution is a possibility for the observed data. Though the proposed CAT has been used recently to compare normal means by the present authors, its usefulness for comparing gamma means hadn’t been studied before. This paper shows that the CAT can be as good as, if not better than, the other proposed methods discussed in the literature to test the equality of several gamma means. Real life datasets have been used to illustrate the applicability of this method. Also, our comprehensive numerical study reveals that some of the frequently cited methods are not as good as they are claimed to be.
關鍵字 Hypotheses; Parametric bootstrap; Power function; Size
語言 英文
ISSN 0943-4062; 1613-9658
期刊性質 國外
收錄於 SCI
產學合作
通訊作者 Pal, Nabendu
審稿制度
國別 德國
公開徵稿
出版型式 紙本