The Annals of Mathematical Statistics

On a Further Robustness Property of the Test and Estimator Based on Wilcoxon's Signed Rank Statistic

Pranab Kumar Sen

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Abstract

The robust-efficiency of the test and estimator based on Wilcoxon's [7] signed rank statistic when the sample observations are drawn from different populations is studied here. Let $X_1, \cdots, X_n$ be $n$ independent random variables distributed according to continuous cumulative distribution functions (cdf) $F_1(x), \cdots, F_n(x)$, respectively. Let $\mathscr{F}$ be the class of all continuous cdf's which are symmetric about their medians. If $F_1 = \cdots = F_n = F \varepsilon \mathscr{F}$, the Wilcoxon's [7] signed rank statistic provides a robust test for and estimator of the median of $F(x)$, (cf. [2], [4], [6], [7]). The asymptotic relative efficiency (ARE) of this test and estimator has been studied by Hodges and Lehmann [1]. The present investigation is concerned with the study of the robust-efficiency of the same when $F_1, \cdots, F_n$ are not necessarily identical.

Article information

Source
Ann. Math. Statist., Volume 39, Number 1 (1968), 282-285.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 27 April 2007

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https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoms/1177698535

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aoms/1177698535

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR221697

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0162.21904

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Citation

Sen, Pranab Kumar. On a Further Robustness Property of the Test and Estimator Based on Wilcoxon's Signed Rank Statistic. Ann. Math. Statist. 39 (1968), no. 1, 282--285. doi:10.1214/aoms/1177698535. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoms/1177698535


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