Title

Distribution-Free Runs Test for Conditional Symmetry

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Communication in Statistics-Theory and Methods

DOI

10.1080/03610926.2010.491592

Abstract

A distribution-free runs test for conditional symmetry is proposed. The null distribution of the test statistics is derived. Intensive simulation is conducted to examine the power of the proposed test for different sample sizes and different alternatives. Data on the bilirubin level of babies in neonatal intensive care is used to illustrate the method.