By Robert Nordness

ISBN-10: 0323034063

ISBN-13: 9780323034067

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We wish to test the null hypothesis H0 : σ1 = σ2 . To this aim, we compute the statistic v= s21 empirical variance of the x’s = . 2 empirical variance of the y’s s2 Further, put v ∗ = max v, 1 v . 5). Alternative hypothesis H1 : σ12 > σ22 H1 : σ12 < σ22 H1 : σ12 = σ22 Signiﬁcance probability 1 − FFisher (v) 1 − FFisher (1/v) 2 · (1 − FFisher (v ∗ )) Normally, H0 is rejected if the signiﬁcance probability is smaller than 5%. If H0 is accepted, the common variance σ12 = σ22 is estimated by the “pooled” variance s2pool = n i=1 (xi −x ¯)2 + m ¯)2 (n − 1)s21 + (m − 1)s22 i=1 (yi − y = .

5 The binomial approximation to the hypergeometrical distribution If the picked out number of balls n is small compared to both the number of red balls r and the number of black balls s, it becomes irrelevant if the picked out balls are returned to the urn or not. We can thus approximate the hypergeometrical distribution by the binomial distribution: P (Y = k) ≈ P (X = k) for Y ∼ HG(n, r, N ) and X ∼ Bin(n, r/N ). In practice, this approximation is of little value since it is as difﬁcult to compute P (X = k) as P (Y = k).

First the observations are divided into categories. Let us denote the number of categories by k and the number of observations in the i’th category by Oi . The total number of observations is thus n = O1 + · · · + Ok . 2. Formulate a null hypothesis H0 . This null hypothesis must imply what the probability pi is that an observation gets into the i’th category. 3. Compute the statistic k χ = 2 i=1 (Oi − Ei )2 . com 63 Statistics The chi-square test As mentioned, Oi is the observed number in the i’th category.

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