A Note on Determining Which of J Parameters Has the Largest or Smallest Value


  • Rand Wilcox




multiple comparisons, familywise error, robust methods, ranking and selection


 This note suggests two simple approaches to determining whether it is reasonable to make a decision about which random variable has the smallest or largest measure of location. Both are related to Tukey’s three-decision rule, they are easily adapted to a wide range of situations, and they have certain advantages over extant techniques. The focus is on trimmed means, but the method is easily adapted to a wide range of situations. One version of the proposed approach is based on a variation of the percentile bootstrap that has not been previously studied.


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How to Cite

Wilcox, R. (2022). A Note on Determining Which of J Parameters Has the Largest or Smallest Value. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 9(5), 71–80. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.95.12283