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Distribution-Free Two-Sample Tests for Scale

Distribution-Free Two-Sample Tests for Scale Abstract Several linear rank statistics have been proposed in the literature for the two-sample scale problem. We propose a new class of statistics which are distribution free when the populations are identical, but are not linear rank statistics. Our analogs of the Ansari-Bradley, Mood, and Klotz tests are of particular interest. Each has the same Pitman efficiency as its corresponding linear rank statistic, and yet our small-sample power is significantly higher. In addition, our tests are consistent for scale differences with unequal location in the case when the populations are symmetric and the sample sizes are equal. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Statistical Association Taylor & Francis

Distribution-Free Two-Sample Tests for Scale

Distribution-Free Two-Sample Tests for Scale

Journal of the American Statistical Association , Volume 71 (353): 4 – Mar 1, 1976

Abstract

Abstract Several linear rank statistics have been proposed in the literature for the two-sample scale problem. We propose a new class of statistics which are distribution free when the populations are identical, but are not linear rank statistics. Our analogs of the Ansari-Bradley, Mood, and Klotz tests are of particular interest. Each has the same Pitman efficiency as its corresponding linear rank statistic, and yet our small-sample power is significantly higher. In addition, our tests are consistent for scale differences with unequal location in the case when the populations are symmetric and the sample sizes are equal.

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1537-274X
eISSN
0162-1459
DOI
10.1080/01621459.1976.10481517
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Abstract

Abstract Several linear rank statistics have been proposed in the literature for the two-sample scale problem. We propose a new class of statistics which are distribution free when the populations are identical, but are not linear rank statistics. Our analogs of the Ansari-Bradley, Mood, and Klotz tests are of particular interest. Each has the same Pitman efficiency as its corresponding linear rank statistic, and yet our small-sample power is significantly higher. In addition, our tests are consistent for scale differences with unequal location in the case when the populations are symmetric and the sample sizes are equal.

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Journal of the American Statistical AssociationTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 1976

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