Admissibility of goodness of fit tests for discrete exponential families

Arthur Cohen, Harold B. Sackrowitz

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Consider testing the composite hypothesis that a population is a particular discrete exponential family. For example, a Poisson distribution with unknown parameter. We find a sufficient condition for the admissibility of goodness of fit tests. Included in the class of admissible tests is the usual chi - square test of goodness of fit.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


  • admissibility
  • chi-square test
  • goodness of fit


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