Accession Number:

ADA051848

Title:

A Comparison of Two Tests for the Significance of a Mean Vector.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Hotellings T-square procedure for testing the significance of a mean vector treats all variables symmetrically and may not be appropriate if the variables carry unequal importance. The step-down procedure, a possibly appropriate alternative, is studied in this paper. An underlying invariance structure is established and then used to develop a canonical form for studying the power functions of the two methods. A Monte Carlo experiment is conducted in this framework and conclusions are reported.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE