# Difference between revisions of "Eleisha's Segment 19: The Chi-Square Statistic"

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Since <math> \mathbf x </math> is a random draw from the mulitvariate normal, x can be written as <math> \mathbf {x = Ly + \mu} </math>, where y is filled with | Since <math> \mathbf x </math> is a random draw from the mulitvariate normal, x can be written as <math> \mathbf {x = Ly + \mu} </math>, where y is filled with | ||

− | <math> y_i \text{'s} </math> drawn from a normal with a | + | <math> y_i \text{'s} </math> drawn from a normal with a \mu zero and \sigma one. (Shown in lecture 17) |

If you manipulate <math> \mathbf {x = Ly + \mu} </math> you get <math> \mathbf {Ly = x - \mu} </math> | If you manipulate <math> \mathbf {x = Ly + \mu} </math> you get <math> \mathbf {Ly = x - \mu} </math> | ||

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= (y^TL^T)(LL^T)^{-1}(Ly) = y^Ty} = \sum y_i \text{'s} </math> | = (y^TL^T)(LL^T)^{-1}(Ly) = y^Ty} = \sum y_i \text{'s} </math> | ||

− | Since the <math> y_i | + | Since the <math> y_i\text{'s} </math> are drawn for the normal distributions with mean \mu zero and \sigma one, \sum y_i \text{'s} is the sum of squared t-values. |

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+ | This means that t <math> ({\mathbf x-\mathbf\mu})^T{\mathbf\Sigma}^{-1}({\mathbf x-\mathbf\mu}) </math> is <math> \chi^2 </math> distributed. | ||

<b>To Think About </b> | <b>To Think About </b> |

## Revision as of 10:29, 30 April 2014

** To Calculate **

1. Prove the assertion on lecture slide 5, namely that, for a multivariate normal distribution, the quantity where is a random draw from the multivariate normal, is distributed.

Must prove that is distributed.

Since is a random draw from the mulitvariate normal, x can be written as , where y is filled with drawn from a normal with a \mu zero and \sigma one. (Shown in lecture 17)

If you manipulate you get

Therefore

Since the are drawn for the normal distributions with mean \mu zero and \sigma one, \sum y_i \text{'s} is the sum of squared t-values.

This means that t is distributed.

**To Think About **

1. Why are we so interested in t-values? Why do we square them?

2. Suppose you measure a bunch of quantities , each of which is measured with a measurement accuracy and has a theoretically expected value . Describe in detail how you might use a chi-square test statistic as a p-value test to see if your theory is viable? Should your test be 1 or 2 tailed?

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