Tables of distribution-free unilateral and bilateral confidence limits for the quartiles

Jeannine Van Der Parren

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    Abstract

    For any univariate continuous parent-population, unilateral and bilateral confidence limits are tabulated for sample sizes n=4 (1) 150 and a confidence level close to but exceeding 0.95. The exact value of the confidence level is given. The bilateral limits cannot be defined uniquely : one may aim to approach cal tails, but an overall optimum cannot be found in all cases. For this reason, two intervals are often proposed. By regarding the exact confidence levels (total, to the left and to the right) the reader is better informed and can avoid certain pitfalls. Sometimes, the author was tempted to offer three alternatives, but abandoned this procedure for the sake of clear presentation.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages19
    StatePublished - Jul 1972

    Publication series

    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN
    No.BLG-468

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