Abstract

An efficient score statistic for testing the equality of the means of several groups of count data in the presence of a common dispersion parameter is introduced and a new approximation to its distribution is given. The performance of the efficient score statistic using this approximation, the original efficient score statistic approximated by X 2 (t -1), the likelihood ratio statistic and four more ANOVA methods based on raw data or transformed data are compared in terms of size and power by using Monte Carlo simulations. The efficient score statistic with its new approximation is recommended. An application is given.

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THE ANALYSIS OF COUNT DATA IN A ONE-WAY LAYOUT

An efficient score statistic for testing the equality of the means of several groups of count data in the presence of a common dispersion parameter is introduced and a new approximation to its distribution is given. The performance of the efficient score statistic using this approximation, the original efficient score statistic approximated by X 2 (t -1), the likelihood ratio statistic and four more ANOVA methods based on raw data or transformed data are compared in terms of size and power by using Monte Carlo simulations. The efficient score statistic with its new approximation is recommended. An application is given.