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Testing for unknown proportion

  1. Apr 17, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    for testing Ho : p = 0.2 vs H1: p > 0.2 when will the power of Rao score test be larger:
    1. alpha = 0.05 n = 10
    2. alpha = 0.01 n = 10

    2. Relevant equations
    Rao score test: reject Ho when |sqrt(n)*(p' - po)/sqrt(po (1-po)| > z(alpha)

    po in this case = 0.2 and p' is estimated proportion from the given data.
    z comes from N(0,1)

    power is defined as 1 - Beta, where Beta is the prob. of making type II error in testing hypothesis, i.e. accepting Ho when H1 is true

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think (2) since with higher alpha it is easier to reject Ho, but I am a bit doubtful on this.
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