Accession Number : ADA019358

Title :   Distribution of the Chi-Square Test in Nonstandard Situations,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Molinari,Luciano

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The distribution of the Chi-square test under the null hypothesis is studied, when the parameters are estimated by the method of moments. A general formula, applicable also to other situations is given. Three examples are studied in more detail and numerical results are given, indicating how unsafe it can be to use a Chi-square distribution with a number of degrees of freedom smaller than or equal to the number of cells. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chi square test, *Probability density functions, Eigenvectors, Matrices(Mathematics), Covariance, Degrees of freedom

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE