TY - JOUR
AU - George, Florence
AU - Kibria, B.M. Golam
PY - 2010
TI - Some Test Statistics for Testing the Binomial Parameter: Empirical Power Comparison
JF - Current Research in Biostatistics
VL - 1
IS - 2
DO - 10.3844/amjbsp.2010.82.93
UR - https://thescipub.com/abstract/amjbsp.2010.82.93
AB - Problem statement: The Binomial distribution is one of the most useful probability
distributions in the filed of quality control, physical and medical sceinces. Many questions of interest
to the health worker related to make inference about the unknown population proportion, parameter of
binomial distribution. This study considers the problem of hypotheses testing of the parameter of a
binomial distribution. Approach: Different test statistics available in literature are reviewed and
compared based on the empirical size and power properties. Since a theoretical comparison is not
possible, a simulation study has been conducted to compare the performance of the test statistics. To
illustrate the findings of the paper, two real life health related data are analyzed. Results: The
simulation study suggests that some methods have better size and power properties than the other test
statistics. The performnace of the proposed test statistics also depend on the hypothesized value of the
binomial parameter. Conclusions/Recommendations: The practitioners should be careful about the
hypothesized value of the binomial parameter p. If the hypothesized value is near 0.5, any test is
acceptable for moderate to large sample size. However, for testing the end or small value of p, one
might need very large sample size to have a good power and actual size of the test.