School Seminars and Colloquia

Deriving Tests of the Semi-Linear Regression Model Using the Density Function of a Maximal Invariant

Statistics Seminar

by Jahar Bhowmik

Institution: Swinburne University
Date: Tue 3rd July 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: In the context of a general regression model in which some regression coefficients are of interest and others are purely nuisance parameters, we derive the density function of a maximal invariant statistic with the aim of testing for the inclusion of regressors (either linear or non-linear) in linear or semi-linear models. This allows the construction of the locally best invariant test, which in two important cases is equivalent to the one-sided t test for a regression coefficient in an artificial linear regression model. We consider a specific semi-linear model to apply the constructed test.

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