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A Lego System for Conditional Inference

Hothorn, Torsten and Hornik, Kurt and Wiel, Mark A. van de and Zeileis, Achim (2005) A Lego System for Conditional Inference. Research Report Series / Department of Statistics and Mathematics, 25. Department of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Conditioning on the observed data is an important and flexible design principle for statistical test procedures. Although generally applicable, permutation tests currently in use are limited to the treatment of special cases, such as contingency tables or K-sample problems. A new theoretical framework for permutation tests opens up the way to a unified and generalized view. We argue that the transfer of such a theory to practical data analysis has important implications in many applications and requires tools that enable the data analyst to compute on the theoretical concepts as closely as possible. We re-analyze four data sets by adapting the general conceptual framework to these non-standard inference procedures and utilizing the coin add-on package in the R system for statistical computing to show what one can gain from going beyond the `classical' test procedures.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: permutation tests / multiple testing / independence / software
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2005 12:41
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 19:45
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/886


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