, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 409-421

A test for randomness of the environments in a branching process

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Abstract

This paper discusses an approximate score test for testing randomness of environments in a branching process without observing the environments. Using an appropriate martingale central limit theorem the asymptotic null distribution of test statistic is shown to be normal. When the offspring distribution is Poisson, the detail derivation of asymptotic distribution of the test statistic is presented.