Doubly truncated data are commonly encountered in areas like medicine,
astronomy, economics, among others. A semiparametric estimator of a doubly truncated random variable may be computed based on a parametric specification of the distribution function of the truncation times. This semiparametric estimator outperforms the nonparametric maximum likelihood estimator when the parametric information is correct, but might behave badly when the assumed parametric model is far off. In this paper we introduce several goodness-of-fit tests for the parametric model.
The proposed tests are investigated through simulations. For illustration purposes, the
tests are also applied to data on the induction time to acquired immune deficiency
syndrome for blood transfusion patients.