STAT1302 (2009May)

STAT1302 (2009May) - THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG DEPARTMENT...

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Unformatted text preview: THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE STAT1302 Probability and Statistics II May 5, 2009 Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Candidates taking examinations that permit the use of calculators may use any calculator which fulfils the following criteria: {a} it should be self—contained, silent, battery-operated and pocket-sized and (b) it should have numeral-display facilities only and should be used only for the purposes of calculation. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the calculator operates satisfactorily and the candidate must record the name and type of the calculator on the front page of the examination scripts. Lists of permitted/prohibited calculators will not be made available to candidates for reference, and the onus will be on the candidate to ensure that the calculator used will not be in violation of the criteria listed above. Answer ALL FOUR questions. Marks are shown in square brackets. 1. Let X1, . . . ,Xn be n independent random variables drawn from the density function (0 + U550: 55 E [021], 0, otherwise, f (3319) = { for some unknown parameter (9 2 0. (a) Show that the moment generating function of the random variable Y = 1n X1 is M (t) = E [ety] = ii for [t[ sufliciently small. t + 0 + 1’ [4 marks] (b) Deduce from (a) that 1 1E[lnX1] -— — m and Var(lnX1) — (6+ Dz. [4 marks] (c) Quoting the Central Limit Theorem, show that if 0 = 0, then fi{ #1711an + 1} converges in distribution to the standard normal distribution N(0, 1) as n tends to infinity. [4 marks] S&AS: STAT1302 Probability and Statistics II 2 (d) The following questions concern the likelihood ratio test of H0:6=0 against H126>0, based on the observations X1, . . . ,Xn. (i) Show that the likelihood ratio test statistic is an increasing function of H]; X1. [4 marks] (ii) Suppose that n = 1 and X1 is observed to be 0.8. Calculate the p—value given by the likelihood ratio test. [4 marks] (iii) Suppose that n = 100 and ln Xi is observed to be —80.4. Using (c), calculate an approximate p-value given by the likelihood ratio test. [5 marks] fl—upper quantiles of N (0, 1) 0.010 0.015 0.020 0.025 0.030 0.035 0.040 0.045 0.050 ,6- upper quantile 2.326 2.170 2.054 1.960 1.881 1.812 1.751 1.695 1.645 [Total: 25 marks] 2. The density function of the exponential distribution with mean 0 > 0 is given by 0'1e‘z/9 a: > 0 x 6 = 1 i f( I > { 0, x S 0_ Let Y1, . . . ,Yn, Z1, . . . ,Zn be independent random variables such that for i = 1, 2, . . . ,n, Y,- has the emponential distribution with mean a and Z1 has the exponential distribution with mean ab, for unknown parameters a, b > 0. Define )7 = 22:1 YQ/n and Z = ELI Zi/n. (a) Show that the loglikelihood function of (a, b) is S'(a, b) = ——n{2lna+lnb+a_1 (17+b’12)}. [4 marks] (b) Show that the maximum likelihood estimator of (a, b) is given by (a,13)=(i7, Z/Y). [4 marks] S&AS: STAT1302 Probability and Statistics II 3 (c) Show that the Fisher information matrix of (a, b) is “a,” = ] 271(1‘2 'n.(ab)‘1 ] . 'n(ab)"1 nb‘2 [6 marks] ((1) According to large—sample theory, the maximum likelihood estimator (E1, has an approximate bivariate normal distribution. Specify the mean vector and the variance-covariance matrix of this bivariate normal distribution. [6 marks] (e) Suppose that n = 18 and we observe that l7 = 2 and Z = 6. Calculate a two-sided Wald confidence interval for b at the 95% confidence level. [5 marks] fi-upper quantiles of N(0, 1) 0.010 0.015 0.020 0.025 0.030 0.035 0.040 0.045 0.050 fi-upper quantile 2.326 2.170 2.054 1.960 1.881 1.812 1.751 1.695 1.645 [Total: 25 marks] 3. The following data record the monthly numbers of burglaries reported in towns A and B over a six-month period. Town \ Month 123456Tota1 279 10 4 8 18 14 16 12 14 16 28 18 18 19 23 24 The following tabulates some quantiles of the chi-squared distribution for your reference. 5% upper quantiles of X 2 f 1 2 3 4 5 6 upper quantile 3.8415 5.9915 7.8147 9.4877 11.0705 12.5916 (a) Let X.- and Y,’ be the numbers of burglaries reported in th_e 2th month in towns A and B, respectively. Define X 2 23:1 X1/6 and Y = Z6 Y; / 6. i=1 Suppose that X1, . . . ,X5,Y1,...,Y6 are independent observations, and that for each 2', X.- N Poisson()\A) and K ~ Poisson()\B). S&AS: STAT1302 Probability and Statistics II 4 Note: The Poisson distribution has mean A. Its mass function is —A a: f(a:|)\)=ew')\ forx=0,1,2,.... We wish to test H0 : AB = 2AA against H1 : AA, AB unrestricted. (i) Show that the maximum likelihood estimators of AA and AB are respectively A A _ AA=X and /\B=Y. [4 marks] (ii) Show that under H0, the likelihood function is maximized at 1 — _ 2 _ _ [4 marks] (iii) Show that the generalized likelihood ratio test statistic is given by T1: 12 {XinX+?1n(i7/2) — (X+i7)1n [6 marks] (iv) Based on the observed data, would you reject H0 at the 5% significance level using the generalized likelihood ratio test? [4 marks] (b) Suppose that the 130 burglaries reported in the two towns were committed by 130 independent burglars. Assume that all the burglars made their Choices of where (i.e. town A or B) and when (i.e. month 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6) to commit burglaries according to the same distribution. Conduct a Pearson chi—squared test at the 5% significance level to test whether a burglar’s choice of where to commit burglary is independent of his choice of when to commit it. [12 marks] [Total: 30 marks] 4. The table below contains information about the annual inflation rates (averaged over the period 1980-1989) of 22 countries, where x, = ln(inflation rate) for the ith developing country, y,- = ln(inflation rate) for the ith developed country, S&AS: STAT1302 Probability and Statistics II 5 for z' = 1,2,. . . , 11. Values of (231 — i)2 and (y1 — g)2 are also provided for reference, where .7: = 2:1 32/11 and 37 = yi/ll. Developing countries Developed countries Nation 1;. (a2, — 5:)2 Nation M (91' — ylz COSTA RICA —1.4697 GERMANY -3.5066 BAHAMAS -2.8134 2.2288 FINLAND —2.6593 ZAIRE —0.7985 0.2725 AUSTRALIA -2.5257 0.0176 BARBADOS -2.6593 1.7923 ITALY —2.2073 0.2035 UGANDA —0.3285 0.9840 DENMARK -2.6593 0.0000 URUGUAY -0.7985 0.2725 LUXEMBERG -2.9957 0.1138 TURKEY -0.8916 0.1840 FRANCE -2.6593 0.0000 TANZANIA —1.3093 0.0001 U. KINGDOM -2.6593 0.0000 PERU 0.0770 1.9529 S. AFRICA —1.9661 0.4792 YUGOSLAVIA -0.3147 1.0116 IRELAND -2.4079 0.0627 ETHIOPIA -3.2189 3.6039 BELGIUM —2.9957 0.1138 Total -14.5254 12.3247 Total -29.2421 1.7101 Assume that ($1, . . . ,ccn) and (y1, . . . ,yu) are realisations of two independent normal random samples, each of size 11, drawn from N (am, 0:) and N011“ of) respectively. (a) Calculate an unbiased estimate of a: and an unbiased estimate of as. [6 marks] (b) Calculate a 95% equal—tailed confidence interval for 03/03. [10 marks] fi-upper quantzles of Fag, _ 0.025 0.050 0.100 0.900 0.950 0.975 a = 10, b = 10 3.717 2.978 2.323 0.431 0.336 0.269 a = 10, b = 11 3.526 2.854 2.248 0.434 0.340 0.273 a = 11, b = 10 3.665 2.943 2.302 0.445 0.350 0.284 a = 11, b = 11 3.474 2.818 2.227 0.449 0.355 0.288 (c) Describe how you would make use of the confidence interval found in (b) to test H0 : 03/03 = c against H1 : 03/0: aé c, for some specified constant c at the 5% level. What is your conclusion for the test if c = 30? [4 marks] [Total: 20 marks] ...
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