Testing Statistical Hypotheses

  • Erling B. Andersen
  • Niels-Erik Jensen
  • Nils Kousgaard

Abstract

A statistical hypothesis is an assumption concerning the distribution of random variables. For example, let X1,…,Xn be independent and identically distributed random variables. A typical statistical hypothesis could then be that these variables are Poisson distributed with mean 2. Such a hypothesis is called a simple hypothesis because it completely specifies the distribution of the random variables. A different hypothesis would be that the random variables are normally distributed with mean 0 and unknown variance σ2. Such a hypothesis is said to be composite, since a class of distributions is specified.

Keywords

Quartz Migraine Tate Reglon 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erling B. Andersen
    • 1
  • Niels-Erik Jensen
    • 1
  • Nils Kousgaard
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of StatisticsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark

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