Which Statistic? Solving the Insolvable
Many common statistical problems defy conventional parametric analysis simply because the distributions of the resultant test statistics are not well tabulated, or, worse, we settle for a less-than-optimal statistic simply because a table for the lessthan-optimal statistic is readily available—the chi-square statistic (Section 6.3) and its misapplication to sparse contingency tables is one obvious example.
KeywordsLikelihood Ratio Loss Function Powerful Test Rejection Region Permutation Method
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