Comparisons of the asymptotic efficiencies of two sample tests for discrete distributions

W. J. Conover, K. E. Kemp

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Abstract

The asymptotic efficiencies are computed for several popular two sample rank tests when the underlying distributions are Poisson binomial, discrete uniform, and negative binomial. The rank tests examined include the Mann-Whitney test, the van der Waerden test, and the median test. Three methods for handling ties are discussed and compared. The computed asymptotic efficiencies apply also to the k-sample extensions of the above tests, such as the Kruskal-Wallis test, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCommunications in Statistics - Theory and Methods
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

Keywords

  • nonparametric statistics
  • rank tests
  • ties

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