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December 2002 John W. Tukey's contributions to multiple comparisons
Yoav Benjamini, Henry Braun
Ann. Statist. 30(6): 1576-1594 (December 2002). DOI: 10.1214/aos/1043351247


This article provides a historical overview of the philosophical, theoretical and practical contributions made by John Tukey to the field of simultaneous inference. His early work, culminating in the monograph "The Problem of Multiple Comparisons," established him as one of the pioneers in the field, investing it with both academic respectability and a focus on practical problems. For many years afterward, Tukey only published sporadically in the area but remained convinced that multiplicity issues were of fundamental importance. During the last decade of his life, Tukey again devoted substantial attention to multiplicity, experimenting with different graphical representations of multiple comparison procedures and exploring the implications of new approaches to controlling family-wise error rates. He leaves a rich legacy that should engage and inspire statisticians for many years to come.


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Yoav Benjamini. Henry Braun. "John W. Tukey's contributions to multiple comparisons." Ann. Statist. 30 (6) 1576 - 1594, December 2002.


Published: December 2002
First available in Project Euclid: 23 January 2003

zbMATH: 1029.01010
MathSciNet: MR1969440
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aos/1043351247

Primary: 01-02
Secondary: 62-03, 62F03

Rights: Copyright © 2002 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


Vol.30 • No. 6 • December 2002
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