Good day everyone, and thank you for taking the time to look at my question.
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
2. Relevant equations
So far I have only worked on question 1, as I was not able to solve it.
The likelihood ratio test statistic is defined as follows:
λ = 2 Log(L(theta-hat)/L(theta-hat_0))
Where L is the likelihood function, the product of all the pdfs/pmfs, and theta-hat is the maximum likelikhood estimator, the value of theta that maximizes the likelihood function. Theta-hat_0 is the same, but it is restricted to be in accordance with the H0 hypothesis.
I sincerely apologize for the lack of Latex, I am still learning how to work with it, I hope it didn't make it too vague. The definition of wikipedia is equivalent, and might be more clear?
3. The attempt at a solution
Alright, so what I've done so far is define the likelihood function as the product of the two pmfs, and I took theta to consist of p1 and p2, although I'm not sure that is allowed? Should I instead use theta = p1-p2?
L(p1,p2) =
Now, finding theta-hat, I just took derivatives with respect to p1 and p2, and set it to zero. It gave me p1 = x / m and p2 = y / n.
I then did the same for theta-hat_0, but I first set p1 = p2 which gave me theta-hat_0 = (x+y) / (m+n)
However, plugging this all into the expression for λ doesn't give me a very pretty expression, which tells me that maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I get λ =
Could anyone indicate where I went wrong, if this is wrong? Maybe I'm not seeing some of the trivial simplifications here.
Filling it all in though, I get a value of around 2, which isn't too bad I guess. However, the next part with the P-values I don't understand. Looking at my book, which describes it in a rather vague way in my opinion, it has to do with the chi-square function and degrees of freedom?
Thank you
Edit: If it clarifies, I could post what my lamda is without filling in the values, but its basically 2Log of the pmfs multiplied with p1 = x/m, p2 = y/n, divided by the pmfs multiplied with p1 = p2 = m+n/(x+y)