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Testing in generalized partially linear models: A robust approach


  • Boente, Graciela
  • Cao, Ricardo
  • González Manteiga, Wenceslao
  • Rodriguez, Daniela


In this paper, we introduce a family of robust statistics which allow to decide between a parametric model and a semiparametric one. More precisely, under a generalized partially linear model, i.e., when the observations satisfy yi|(xi,ti)∼F(⋅,μi) with μi=H(η(ti)+xit β) and H a known link function, we want to test H0:η(t)=α+γt against H1:η is a nonlinear smooth function. A general approach which includes robust estimators based on a robustified deviance or a robustified quasi-likelihood is considered. The asymptotic behavior of the test statistic under the null hypothesis is obtained.

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  • Boente, Graciela & Cao, Ricardo & González Manteiga, Wenceslao & Rodriguez, Daniela, 2013. "Testing in generalized partially linear models: A robust approach," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 203-212.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:203-212 DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.08.031

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    1. Boente, Graciela & Pardo-Fernández, Juan Carlos, 2016. "Robust testing for superiority between two regression curves," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 151-168.


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