Goodness-of-Fit Tests

  • Brani Vidakovic
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


Goodness-of-fit tests are batteries of tests that test that the distribution of a sample is equal to some fixed-in-advance distribution. We already saw Q–Q plots in Chap. 5 where the samples were compared to some theoretical distributions but in a descriptive fashion, without formal inference. In this chapter we discuss the celebrated Pearson's χ 2-test and the Kolmogorov–Smirnov (KS) test.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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