Robustness of the One-Sample Kolmogorov Test to Sampling from a Finite Discrete Population

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One of the most useful and best known goodness of fit test is the Kolmogorov one-sample test. The assumptions for the Kolmogorov (one-sample test) test are: 1. A random sample; 2. A continuous random variable; 3. F(x) is a completely specified hypothesized cumulative distribution function. The Kolmogorov one-sample test has a wide range of applications. Knowing the effect fromusing the test when an assumption is not met is of practical importance. The purpose of this research is to analyze the robustness of the Kolmogorov one-sample test to sampling from a finite discrete distribution. The standard tables for the Kolmogorov test ... continued below

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Tucker, Joanne M. (Joanne Morris) December 1996.

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One of the most useful and best known goodness of fit test is the Kolmogorov one-sample test. The assumptions for the Kolmogorov (one-sample test) test are: 1. A random sample; 2. A continuous random variable; 3. F(x) is a completely specified hypothesized cumulative distribution function. The Kolmogorov one-sample test has a wide range of applications. Knowing the effect fromusing the test when an assumption is not met is of practical importance. The purpose of this research is to analyze the robustness of the Kolmogorov one-sample test to sampling from a finite discrete distribution. The standard tables for the Kolmogorov test are derived based on sampling from a theoretical continuous distribution. As such, the theoretical distribution is infinite. The standard tables do not include a method or adjustment factor to estimate the effect on table values for statistical experiments where the sample stems from a finite discrete distribution without replacement. This research provides an extension of the Kolmogorov test when the hypothesized distribution function is finite and discrete, and the sampling distribution is based on sampling without replacement. An investigative study has been conducted to explore possible tendencies and relationships in the distribution of Dn when sampling with and without replacement for various parameter settings. In all, 96 sampling distributions were derived. Results show the standard Kolmogorov table values are conservative, particularly when the sample sizes are small or the sample represents 10% or more of the population.

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Tucker, Joanne M. (Joanne Morris). Robustness of the One-Sample Kolmogorov Test to Sampling from a Finite Discrete Population, dissertation, December 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278186/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .