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