Confidence intervals based on interpolated order statistics

Thomas P. Hettmansperger, Simon J. Sheather

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Confidence intervals for the population median based on interpolating adjacent order statistics are presented. They are shown to depend only slightly on the underlying distribution. A simple, nonlinear interpolation formula is given which works well for a broad collection of underlying distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1986

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Funding Information:
* Research partially supported by ONR Contract N00014-80-C0741


  • nonparametric
  • sign test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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