A Comparison of Two Test Statistics for Poisson Overdispersion/Underdispersion


Within the family of zero-inflated Poisson distributions, the data has Poisson distribution if any only if the mean equals the variance. In this paper we compare two closely related test statistics constructed based on this idea. Our results show that although these two tests are asymptotically equivalent under the null hypothesis and are equally efficient, one test is always more efficient than the other one for small and medium sample sizes.

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H. Wang, C. Feng, X. Tu and J. Kowalski, "A Comparison of Two Test Statistics for Poisson Overdispersion/Underdispersion," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2012, pp. 795-799. doi: 10.4236/am.2012.37118.

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