Smoothing-based lack-of-fit tests: variations on a theme Academic Article uri icon


  • In recent years a number of authors have studied lack-of-fit tests that make use of nonparametric smoothing ideas. Some of these tests, such as those proposed by Eubank and Hart (1992), utilize data-driven smoothing parameters as test statistics. In this paper variations and alternative forms of the Eubank-Hart test are explored. The tests considered are based upon trigonometric series regression estimators whose smoothing parameter is the point at which the series is truncated. It is shown that one variation based on an L2 discrepancy measure is exceptionally powerful in detecting high frequency departures from the hypothesized regression model. The tests are shown to be applicable in both fixed-and random-design regression problems. A convenient graphical means of describing the results of one of our tests is illustrated by example, and a simulation study compares the proposed tests to some existing ones.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Nonparametric Statistics

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuchibhatla, M., & Hart, J. D.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Kuchibhatla, Maragatha||Hart, Jeffrey D

publication date

  • January 1996