Accession Number : AD0630888

Title :   ON ROBUST PROCEDURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Gastwirth,Joseph L.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The author discusses some robust rank tests for the two sample shift problem and a robust simple estimator for the location parameter of symmetric unimodal distributions. For a set F of density functions a maximum rank test is one which maximizes the minimum limiting Pitman efficiency relative to the best possible test for each member of F. The main theorem gives conditions for a maximun rank test to exist. The relationship of the present paper to the work of Birnbaum and Laska, Hodges and Lehman, and P. Huber is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL TESTS, *DISTRIBUTION), SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE