A procedure for testing the goodness of fit of linear regression models is introduced. For a given partition of the real line into cells, the proposed test is a quadratic form based on the vector of observed minus expected frequencies of the residuals obtained by maximum-likelihood estimation of the regression parameters. The quadratic form is of the same computational difficulty as the traditional Pearson-type tests with uncensored data. A statistic based on only one cell is particularly easy to apply and is used for testing the normality assumption in a real data set from astronomy. A simulation study examines the finite-sample properties of the proposed tests.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty