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ERIC Number: EJ925440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0211-2159
Inheritance of Properties of Normal and Non-Normal Distributions after Transformation of Scores to Ranks
Zimmerman, Donald W.
Psicologica: International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology, v32 n1 p65-85 2011
This study investigated how population parameters representing heterogeneity of variance, skewness, kurtosis, bimodality, and outlier-proneness, drawn from normal and eleven non-normal distributions, also characterized the ranks corresponding to independent samples of scores. When the parameters of population distributions from which samples were drawn were different, the ranks corresponding to the same pairs of samples of scores inherited similar differences. This finding explains some known results concerning Type I error probabilities and the relative power of parametric and nonparametric tests for various non-normal densities. (Contains 11 figures and 5 tables.)
University of Valencia. Dept. Metodologia, Facultad de Psicologia, Avda. Blasco Ibanez 21, 46010 Valencia, Spain. Tel: +34-96-386-4100; Web site:
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Language: English
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