TY - JOUR

T1 - More powerful tests for homogeneity of multivariate normal mean vectors under an order restriction

AU - Sasabuchi, Shoichi

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Consider the problem of testing the homogeneity of several p-variate normal mean vectors under an order restriction. This is a multivariate extension of Bartholomew's (Biometrika, 1959) problem. When the covariance matrices are known, this problem has been studied to some extent, for example, by Sasabuchi, Inutsuka and Kulatunga (Biometrika, 1983), Sasabuchi, Miura and Oda (JSCS, 2003) and some others. We are interested in the case when the covariance matrices are common but unknown. In this case, Sasabuchi, Tanaka and Tsukamoto (Ann. Statist., 2003) proposed a test statistic and studied its upper tail probability under the null hypothesis. In the present paper, we provide some tests, which are more powerful than the above test. We derive some theorems about their null distributions and powers.

AB - Consider the problem of testing the homogeneity of several p-variate normal mean vectors under an order restriction. This is a multivariate extension of Bartholomew's (Biometrika, 1959) problem. When the covariance matrices are known, this problem has been studied to some extent, for example, by Sasabuchi, Inutsuka and Kulatunga (Biometrika, 1983), Sasabuchi, Miura and Oda (JSCS, 2003) and some others. We are interested in the case when the covariance matrices are common but unknown. In this case, Sasabuchi, Tanaka and Tsukamoto (Ann. Statist., 2003) proposed a test statistic and studied its upper tail probability under the null hypothesis. In the present paper, we provide some tests, which are more powerful than the above test. We derive some theorems about their null distributions and powers.

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:58149468834

VL - 69

SP - 700

EP - 716

JO - Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

JF - Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

SN - 0972-7671

IS - 4

ER -