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A general measure of skewness
Centre of Biostochastics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå.
UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA.
2012 (English)In: Statistics and Probability Letters, ISSN 0167-7152, E-ISSN 1879-2103, Vol. 82, no 8, 1559-1568 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A very general measure of skewness based on the quantiles is introduced, which includes several well-known measures as special cases. Sample versions of our measure may be used as test statistics for testing the hypothesis of symmetry about an unknown value. We provide large sample theory for such a statistic and discuss the asymptotic relative efficiencies of this against some competing test statistics for symmetry.

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Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 82, no 8, 1559-1568 p.
Keyword [en]
Measure of skewness, Bowley's coefficient of skewness, Test of symmetry, Large sample theory, Asymptotic relative efficiency
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Probability Theory and Statistics
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Statistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81148DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.04.011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-81148DiVA: diva2:653023
Available from: 2013-10-02 Created: 2013-10-02 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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