An exact test for hazard similarity

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Abstract

An exact test is developed for hazard similarity and in particular for exponentiality. This test is distinct from more common goodness-of-fit tests such as the Kolmogorov-Smirnov goodness-of-fit test, as it does not require full specification of the null distribution. This test is obtained through a characterization of hazard-similar distributions and a generalization of Fisher s test for association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143 - 159
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics
Volume51
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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