, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 89–100 | Cite as

An extended class of matched pairs tests based on powers of ranks

  • Paul W. MielkeJr.
  • Kenneth J. Berry


A large class of rank tests, which includes the familiar sign test and the Wilcoxon signed-ranks test, is described and discussed. This class of distribution-free tests provides a flexible basis for testing research hypotheses of various forms. Exact small sample and approximate large sample procedures are considered. Applications of these procedures are presented, including simple numerical examples.


Public Policy Rank Test Sign Test Statistical Theory Large Class 
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© Psychometric Society 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul W. MielkeJr.
    • 1
  • Kenneth J. Berry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsColorado State UniversityFort Collins

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