Re: [R] Question about Tukey HSD (stat package)

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Tue 15 Mar 2005 - 03:22:09 EST

"JRG" <loesljrg@verizon.net> writes:

> On 14 Mar 2005 at 16:13, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
>
> > Alice Le Bars <alice.le-bars@nantes.inserm.fr> writes:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > I would be glad if someone could tell me if Tukey HSD (function of
> > > stats library) accept the NA values and could correct the unbalanced
> > > design (different number of sample in each group)
> >
> > I don't think the *theory* of the HSD allows this. There is some more
> > or less well-founded speculation that if the imbalance is not too bad,
> > then the HSD results are somewhat useful anyway, but please consider
> > using the multcomp package, which is specifically designed to get
> > these things right.
> >
>
> I believe that Hayter (JASA, 1984, 12, 61--75) proves that the so-called Tukey-Kramer method is guarnateed to be conservative for
> any set of cell sizes --- under the usual ANOVA model, of course.

Make that Annals of Statistics, not JASA.

Hayter proves that simultaneous confidence intervals based on using the Studentized range distribution with (1/ni+1/nj)/2 instead of 1/n will have coverage at least (1 - \alpha). He doesn't say *how* conservative it is, though, and it doesn't change the fact that multcomp has a better idea.

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