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Power of the F-test for nonnormal distributions and unequal error variances

Theodore S. Donaldson

Power of the F-test for nonnormal distributions and unequal error variances

by Theodore S. Donaldson

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Analysis of variance.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 55-56.

    StatementT.S. Donaldson.
    SeriesMemorandum -- RM-5072-PR, Research memorandum (Rand Corporation) -- RM-5072-PR..
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 56 p. :
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17985139M

    many tests for equal variances, such as the classical F-test, are sensitive to departures from normality. Other tests that do not rely on the assumption of normality, such as Levene/Brown-Forsythe, have low power to detect a difference between variances. B.L. Welch developed an approximation method for comparing the means of two independent. If the populations from which data to be analyzed by a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were sampled violate one or more of the one-way ANOVA test assumptions, the results of the analysis may be incorrect or misleading. For example, if the assumption of independence is violated, then the one-way ANOVA is simply not appropriate, although another test (perhaps a blocked one-way ANOVA) may be.

    With data sampled from normal distributions, the F test was not robust to variance heterogeneity for equal or unequal sample sizes, but the James second order test was robust in thesc: situations. When variances were homogeneous and distributions were normal, the univariate F test and the James second-order test had similar statistical power for testing main effects, but large power differences favoring the univariate F were found for testing.

    The power function can be written as where we have defined As demonstrated in the lecture entitled Point estimation of the variance, the estimator has a Gamma distribution with parameters and, given the assumptions on the sample we made above. Multiplying a Gamma random variable with parameters and by one obtains a Chi-square random variable with degrees of freedom.   Authors are unaware that Student's t-test is unreliable when variances differ between underlying populations.. Authors are aware of this but consider their samples to have similar variances. Authors believe than the Mann–Whitney U test can effectively substitute for Student's t-test when variances are unequal.. Because the t distribution tends to the normal distribution for large sample.


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Power of the F-test for nonnormal distributions and unequal error variances by Theodore S. Donaldson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title. Power of the F-Test for Nonnormal Distributions and Unequal Error Variances. Author. Theodore S. Donaldson. Subject. An empirical investigation of the power of the F-test when the underlying distribution is nonnormal and the within-cell variances are not homogeneous.

An empirical investigation of the power of the F-test when the underlying distribution is nonnormal and the within-cell variances are not homogeneous. It is shown that even for small samples the analysis-of-variance F-test is valid, although the usual assumptions of normal distribution and homogeneous error variances are seriously violated.

power to any specific distribution and set of experimental conditions. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the robustness of the F-test Type I and II errors for two nonnormal distributions: the exponential and the lognormal.

F-test power is investigated for the. For two-way layouts in a between-subjects analysis of variance design, the parametric F-test is compared with seven nonparametric methods: rank transform (RT), inverse normal transform (INT), aligned rank transform (ART), a combination of ART and INT, Puri & Sen's L statistic, Van der Waerden, and Akritas and Brunners ANOVA-type statistics (ATS Cited by: 1.

F-test for the Equality of Two Population Variances. More about the F-test for two variances so you can better understand the results provided by this solver: An F-test for equality of variances is a hypothesis test that is used to assess whether two population variances should be considered equal or not, based on sample data from both populations.

More specifically, with information about. Testing for mean and variance differences with samples from distributions that may be non-normal with unequal variances Bryan Manly Western EcoSystems Technology Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming,USA & R.

Chris Francis National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand. the F-test for the case of unequal ni: it tends to be conservative if cells with larger ni have also larger variances (positive pairing) and that it reacts liberal if cells with larger ni have the smaller variances (negative pairing), as Feir & Toothaker () and Weihua Fan (), to name a few, reported.

the statistic approximately follows a normal distribution. However, power analysis is less meaningful with a huge sample size because the power would be always 1. Non-normality can take many forms. In this study, we focus on continuous variables with skewness and kurtosis different from a normal distribution (e.g., Cain, Zhang, & Yuan, in press).

to the F-test in cases of outliers or heavily tailed distributions, as in thes e situations the ART has a larger power than the F-test. Mansouri & Cha ng () showed that the ART performs better than the F-test concerning the pow er in various situations with skewed and tailed distributions.

Transformations (a single function applied to each X or each Y data value) are applied to correct problems of nonnormality or unequal variances. For example, taking logarithms of sample values can reduce skewness to the right.

Transforming the Y values to remedy nonnormality often results in correcting heteroscedasticity (unequal variances). J. Cohen, Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edn.

(Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, ) zbMATH Google Scholar B.L. Welch, The generalization of student's' problem when several different population variances are involved.

Second, we have performed power simulations for the F test statistic for testing factor y, we have considered a model where b=4, n=4, and a takes the values 5 and Underlying distributions are exponential and t 3 (t distribution with 3 degrees of freedom).

Observations in the first two levels of factor B (j=1,2) are simulated with variance 1, the variances for levels 3 and 4 of. When variances were homogeneous and distributions were normal, the univariate F test and the James second-order test had similar statistical power for testing main effects, but large power.

IDENTIFIERS *F Test; Nonnormal Distributions; *Type I Errors; Variance (Statistical) ABSTRACT. The performance of analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and six selected competitors was examined under varying experimental conditions through Monte Carlo simulations.

The six alternatives were: (1) Quade's. Before continuing, it should be noted that inferences on means may not be useful when variances are not equal. If, for example, the distributions of two populations look like those in Fig.the fact that population 2 has a larger mean is only one factor in the difference between the two such cases it may be more useful to test other hypotheses about the distributions.

are nonnormal and heterogeneous even when group sizes are unequal. Specifically, a different type of testing procedure, based on trimmed means, has been discussed by Y uen and Dixon () and. Richard S. Balkin, Ph.D., 4 Group1 Group 2 Score Score 2 xy 20 0 0 18 -1 1 0 18 -2 4 16 -3 9 6 21 1 1 20 1 1 1.

If I want to compare 3 unequal sizes (10 subjects for each group) of groups with unequal variance, and 2 groups have normal distribution while the remain are what test I have to do to compare the means.

Kruskal-Wallis. Welch. Or others method. Thanks in Advanced!!. He showed that under the usual departures (positive skew, unequal variances) "the F-test is conservative", and so it is less likely than it should be to find that a variable is significant.

However, as either the sample size or the number of cells increases, "the power curves seem to converge to that based on the normal distribution". Basically, I'm wondering if you can help me understand whether I'm using the F-Test for variance correctly. I have two fairly small populations (n=15), and I'd like to employ a statistical test to determine their respective variances differ significantly.

Group A is. Box () noted that the F-test for equality of variances was overly viable solution to nonnormal distributions. Statisticians and researchers power under the eight conditions of unequal variances.

The design of the.Some WET test methods and endpoints demonstrated a higher frequency of unequal variances than other test methods (Table 2). For example, more than half of the P. promelas (fish) acute survival tests had unequal variances (F test, p ≤ ).

This result is expected because control acute survival typically has little or no variance (e.g., all.Equal Variances: The F-test The different options of the t-test revolve around the assumption of equal variances or unequal variances.

We have learned that we can usually eye-ball the data and make our assumption, but there is a formal way of going about testing for equal variances; the F-test. The F-test .