Order Tests

  • B. L. van der Waerden
Part of the Die Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 156)


Order tests are tests which use not the exact values of the observations, but only their order relations — i.e., only the relations x < y and x > y between the observed x and y. Since such tests are not based upon definite distribution functions for the quantities x and y, they are also called distribution-free, or nonparametric, tests.


Null Hypothesis Power Function Wilcoxon Test Error Probability Asymptotic Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. L. van der Waerden
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  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität ZürichSchweiz

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