Title

Notes on Two Sample Tests for Partially Correlated (Paired) Data

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Statistics

DOI

10.1080/02664763.2013.830285

Abstract

We provide several methods to compare two Gaussian distributed means in the two sample location problems under the assumption of partially dependent observations. Simulation studies indicate that our test procedure is frequently more powerful than other methods depending on the ratio of the unpaired data and the strength and direction of the correlation between the two variables. The tests used in our comparative study are illustrated with an example based on data from a small gynecological study.