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Pairwise multiple comparisons under short-tailed symmetric distribution

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2007
Balcı, Sibel
In this thesis, pairwise multiple comparisons and multiple comparisons with a control are studied when the observations have short-tailed symmetric distributions. Under non-normality, the testing procedure is given and Huber estimators, trimmed mean with winsorized standard deviation, modified maximum likelihood estimators and ordinary sample mean and sample variance used in this procedure are reviewed. Finally, robustness properties of the stated estimators are compared with each other and it is shown that the test based on the modified maximum likelihood estimators has better robustness properties under short-tailed symmetric distribution.