Open Journal of Statistics

Volume 3, Issue 4 (August 2013)

ISSN Print: 2161-718X   ISSN Online: 2161-7198

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Testing for a Zero Proportion

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DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2013.34029    4,731 Downloads   6,187 Views   Citations


Tests for a proportion that may be zero are described. The setting is an environment in which there can be misclassifications or misdiagnoses, giving the possibility of nonzero counts from false positives even though no real examples may exist. Both frequentist and Bayesian tests and analyses are presented, and examples are given.

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J. Bradley and D. Farnsworth, "Testing for a Zero Proportion," Open Journal of Statistics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 258-260. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2013.34029.

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