We employ a general Monte Carlo method to test composite hypotheses of goodness-of-fit for several popular multivariate models that can accommodate both asymmetry and heavy tails. Specifically, we consider weighted L2-type tests based on a discrepancy measure involving the distance between empirical characteristic functions and thus avoid the need for employing corresponding population quantities which may be unknown or complicated to work with. The only requirements of our tests are that we should be able to draw samples from the distribution under test and possess a reasonable method of estimation of the unknown distributional parameters. Monte Carlo studies are conducted to investigate the performance of the test criteria in finite samples for several families of skewed distributions. Real-data examples are also included to illustrate our method.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty