check_heteroscedasticity: Check model for (non-)constant error variance

View source: R/check_heteroscedasticity.R

check_heteroscedasticityR Documentation

Check model for (non-)constant error variance

Description

Significance testing for linear regression models assumes that the model errors (or residuals) have constant variance. If this assumption is violated the p-values from the model are no longer reliable.

Usage

check_heteroscedasticity(x, ...)

check_heteroskedasticity(x, ...)

Arguments

x

A model object.

...

Currently not used.

Details

This test of the hypothesis of (non-)constant error is also called Breusch-Pagan test (1979).

Value

The p-value of the test statistics. A p-value < 0.05 indicates a non-constant variance (heteroskedasticity).

Note

There is also a plot()-method implemented in the see-package.

References

Breusch, T. S., and Pagan, A. R. (1979) A simple test for heteroscedasticity and random coefficient variation. Econometrica 47, 1287-1294.

Examples

m <<- lm(mpg ~ wt + cyl + gear + disp, data = mtcars)
check_heteroscedasticity(m)

# plot results
if (require("see")) {
  x <- check_heteroscedasticity(m)
  plot(x)
}

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