A Density-Based Empirical Likelihood Ratio Approach for Goodness-of-fit Tests in Decreasing Densities
AbstractIn this paper, we propose a test for the null hypothesis that a decreasing density function belongs to a givenparametric family of distribution functions against the non-parametric alternative. This method, which is based on an empirical likelihood (EL) ratio statistic, is similar to the test introduced by Vexler and Gurevich . The consistency of the test statistic proposed is derived under the null and alternative hypotheses. A simulation study is conducted to inspect the power of the proposed test under various decreasing alternatives. In each scenario, the critical region of the test is obtained using a Monte Carlo technique. The applicability of the proposed test in practice is demonstrated through a few real data examples.
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