Sensitivity analysis of the refinement to the mann-whitney test

Abdul Rahman Othman, and Lai, Chooi Heng (2014) Sensitivity analysis of the refinement to the mann-whitney test. Sains Malaysiana, 43 (7). pp. 1095-1100. ISSN 0126-6039


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The aim of researchers when comparing two independent groups is to collect large normally distributed samples unless they lack the resources to access them. In these situations, there are a myriad of non-parametric tests to select, of which the Mann Whitney U test is the most commonly used. In spite of its great advantages of usage, the U test is capable of producing inflated Type I error when applied in situation of heterogeneity or distinct variances. This current study will present a viable alternative called the refined Mann-Whitney test (RMW). A Monte Carlo evaluation test is conducted on RMW using artificial data of various combinations of extreme test conditions. This study reviews that the RMW test justified its development by enhancing the performance of the U test. The RMW test is able to control well its Type I error rates even though it has a lower power.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Mann-Whitney test; Monte Carlo; power; refined Mann-Whitney test; Type I error
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:7267
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:08 Jul 2014 11:17
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