Accession Number : ADA116432
Title : Rank-Based Inference without Symmetric Errors.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Aubuchon,James C ; Hettmansperger,Thomas P
PDF Url : ADA116432
Report Date : Jun 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : Statistical inference based on ranks is reviewed. The role of a parameter and methods for its estimation are discussed. In particular, the use of density estimation methods is shown to provide a consistent estimate without the assumption of symmetry of the underlying distribution. The use of a consistent estimate in constructing hypothesis tests in the linear model without assuming symmetry is discussed.
Descriptors : *Statistical inference, *Rank order statistics, Mathematical models, Asymmetry, Symmetry, Parameters, Estimates, Methodology, Linearity, Hypotheses, Distribution functions, Test methods
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE