© 1980

Identification of Outliers

Part of the Monographs on Applied Probability and Statistics book series (MSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 1-12
  3. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 13-26
  4. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 27-41
  5. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 42-50
  6. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 51-73
  7. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 74-84
  8. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 85-103
  9. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 104-114
  10. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 115-122
  11. D. M. Hawkins
    Pages 123-127
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 128-188

About this book


The problem of outliers is one of the oldest in statistics, and during the last century and a half interest in it has waxed and waned several times. Currently it is once again an active research area after some years of relative neglect, and recent work has solved a number of old problems in outlier theory, and identified new ones. The major results are, however, scattered amongst many journal articles, and for some time there has been a clear need to bring them together in one place. That was the original intention of this monograph: but during execution it became clear that the existing theory of outliers was deficient in several areas, and so the monograph also contains a number of new results and conjectures. In view of the enormous volume ofliterature on the outlier problem and its cousins, no attempt has been made to make the coverage exhaustive. The material is concerned almost entirely with the use of outlier tests that are known (or may reasonably be expected) to be optimal in some way. Such topics as robust estimation are largely ignored, being covered more adequately in other sources. The numerous ad hoc statistics proposed in the early work on the grounds of intuitive appeal or computational simplicity also are not discussed in any detail.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Council for Scientific and Industrial ResearchSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Identification of Outliers
  • Authors D. Hawkins
  • Series Title Monographs on Applied Probability and Statistics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-21900-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-015-3996-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-3994-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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