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Tests of homogeneity for spatial populations


  • Cerioli, Andrea


We consider the problem of testing the homogeneity hypothesis in an RxC contingency table when the data are spatially autocorrelated. We show that familiar asymptotic results are invalid under these circumstances and we propose a simple adjustment to the standard [chi]2 statistic that allows for spatial dependence.

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  • Cerioli, Andrea, 2002. "Tests of homogeneity for spatial populations," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 58(2), pages 123-130, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:58:y:2002:i:2:p:123-130

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    1. De Dominicis, Rodolfo, 1983. "Asymptotic normal distribution of multidimensional statistics of dependent random variables," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 302-309, June.
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