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Balanced Control of Generalized Error Rates

  • Joseph P. Romano
  • Michael Wolf

Consider the problem of testing s hypotheses simultaneously. In this paper, we derive methods which control the generalized familywise error rate given by the probability of k or more false rejections, abbreviated k-FWER. We derive both single-step and stepdown procedures that control the k-FWER in finite samples or asymptotically, depending on the situation. Moreover, the procedures are asymptotically balanced in an appropriate sense. We briefly consider control of the average number of false rejections. Additionally, we consider the false discovery proportion (FDP), defined as the number of false rejections divided by the total number of rejections (and defined to be 0 if there are no rejections). Here, the goal is to construct methods which satisfy, for given g and a, P{FDP > g}

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Paper provided by Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich in its series IEW - Working Papers with number 379.

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  1. Dudoit Sandrine & van der Laan Mark J. & Pollard Katherine S., 2004. "Multiple Testing. Part I. Single-Step Procedures for Control of General Type I Error Rates," Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-71, June.
  2. Joseph P. Romano & Michael Wolf, 2005. "Exact and Approximate Stepdown Methods for Multiple Hypothesis Testing," Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 100, pages 94-108, March.
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  7. Yoav Benjamini & Abba M. Krieger & Daniel Yekutieli, 2006. "Adaptive linear step-up procedures that control the false discovery rate," Biometrika, Biometrika Trust, vol. 93(3), pages 491-507, September.
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