Accession Number : AD0712026

Title :   A NONPARAMETRIC TEST FOR BIVARIATE SYMMETRY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hollander,Myles

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The paper introduces a conditionally distribution-free test of bivariate symmetry based on the sample distribution function. The test is shown to be consistent against a wide class of alternatives. In particular, if the underlying bivariate distribution is absolutely continuous, then the test is consistent against all alternatives to the null hypothesis. Power comparisons of the conditional test, a normal theory test devised by Bell and Haller, and the Wilcoxon signed rank test, are given for bivariate normal and bivariate exponential populations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL TESTS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), POWER, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE