Economics at your fingertips  

A note on a family of criteria for evaluating test statistics

Gordon Anderson and Teng Wah Leo ()

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 2016, vol. 45, issue 11, 3138-3144

Abstract: In noting that the usual criteria for choosing an optimal test, Uniform Power and Local Power are at opposite ends of a spectrum of dominance criteria, a complete “Power Dominance” family of criteria for classifying and choosing optimal tests on the basis of their power characteristics is identified, wherein successive orders of dominance attach increasing weight to power close to the null hypothesis. Indices of the extent to which a preferred test has superior power characteristics over other members in its class, and an index of the proximity of a test to the envelope function of alternative tests are also provided. The ideas are exemplified using various optimal test statistics for Normal and Laplace population distributions.

Date: 2016
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

DOI: 10.1080/03610926.2014.897137

Access Statistics for this article

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods is currently edited by Debbie Iscoe

More articles in Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

Page updated 2023-06-15
Handle: RePEc:taf:lstaxx:v:45:y:2016:i:11:p:3138-3144