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Title: On automatic kernel density estimate-based tests for goodness-of-fit
Authors: Tenreiro, Carlos 
Keywords: Kernel density estimator; Goodness-of-fit tests; Bickel--Rosenblatt tests; Bandwidth selection
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Springer
Project: Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra - UIDB/00324/2020 
Serial title, monograph or event: TEST
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
Abstract: Although estimation and testing are different statistical problems, if we want to use a test statistic based on the Parzen--Rosenblatt estimator to test the hypothesis that the underlying density function $f$ is a member of a location-scale family of probability density functions, it may be found reasonable to choose the smoothing parameter in such a way that the kernel density estimator is an effective estimator of $f$ irrespective of which of the null or the alternative hypothesis is true. In this paper we address this question by considering the well-known Bickel--Rosenblatt test statistics which are based on the quadratic distance between the nonparametric kernel estimator and two parametric estimators of $f$ under the null hypothesis. For each one of these test statistics we describe their asymptotic behaviours for a general data-dependent smoothing parameter, and we state their limiting gaussian null distribution and the consistency of the associated goodness-of-fit test procedures for location-scale families. In order to compare the finite sample power performance of the Bickel--Rosenblatt tests based on a null hypothesis-based bandwidth selector with other bandwidth selector methods existing in the literature, a simulation study for the normal, logistic and Gumbel null location-scale models is included in this work.
ISSN: 1133-0686
DOI: 10.1007/s11749-021-00799-3
Rights: embargoedAccess
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