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An affine invariant multiple test procedure for assessing multivariate normality

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    A multiple test procedure for assessing multivariate normality (MVN) is proposed. The new test combines a finite set of affine invariant test statistics for MVN through an improved Bonferroni method. The usefulness of such an approach is illustrated by a multiple test including the Mardia and BHEP (Baringhaus-Henze-Epps-Pulley) tests that are among the most recommended procedures for testing MVN. A simulation study carried out for a wide range of alternative distributions, in order to analyze the finite sample power behavior of the proposed multiple test procedure, indicates that the new test demonstrates a good overall performance against other highly recommended MVN tests.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

    Volume (Year): 55 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 5 (May)
    Pages: 1980-1992

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:55:y:2011:i:5:p:1980-1992

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    Keywords: Multivariate normality tests Affine invariance Multiple testing Mardia tests BHEP tests;

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