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The Excess Mass Approach in Statistics

Müller, D. W.

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Abstract

The basic idea of the excess mass approach is to measure the amountof probability mass not fitting a given statistical model. It came up first inthe context of testing for a treatment effect, was later applied to inferenceabout the modality of a distribution and even density estimation. Recently theframework has been extended to regression problems. In this survey article wedescribe the idea and summarize the main results.

Item Type: Working paper
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 09:35
Date: December 1992
Number of Pages: 16
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science > Department of Applied Mathematics
Subjects: 310 General statistics
510 Mathematics
Schriftenreihe ID: Beiträge zur Statistik > Beiträge
Additional Information: Presented as the closing lecture in the final colloquium (“Abschlusskolloquium”) of the Sonderforschungsbereich 123 “Stochastische Mathematische Modelle” in Heidelberg, December 12, 1992
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