Exact simultaneous confidence intervals for a finite set of contrasts of three, four or five generally correlated normal means
AbstractThe construction of a set of simultaneous confidence intervals for any finite number of contrasts of p generally correlated normal means is considered. It is shown that the simultaneous confidence level can be expressed as a (p−2)-dimensional integral for a general p≥3. This expression allows one to compute quickly and accurately, by using numerical quadrature, the required critical constants and multiplicity adjusted p-values for at least p=3, 4 and 5, involving only one-, two- and three-dimensional integrals, respectively. Real data examples from a drug stability study and a dose response study are used to illustrate the method.
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Volume (Year): 57 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Multivariate normal; Multivariate t; Multiple comparison; Numerical quadrature; Simultaneous confidence intervals;
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