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Goodness-of-fit tests for open capture-recapture models

Biometrics

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Abstract

General goodness-of-fit tests for the Jolly-Seber model are proposed. These tests are based on conditional arguments using minimal sufficient statistics. The tests are shown to be of simple hypergeometric form so that a series of independent contingency table chi-square tests can be performed. The relationship of these tests to other proposed tests is discussed. This is followed by a simulation study of the power of the tests to detect departures from the assumptions of the Jolly-Seber model. Some meadow vole capture-recapture data are used to illustrate the testing procedure which has been implemented in a computer program available from the authors.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Goodness-of-fit tests for open capture-recapture models
Series title:
Biometrics
Volume
41
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
399-410
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
399
Last page:
410
Number of Pages:
12