High Breakdown Point Designs

  • Christine H. Müller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 109)


A linear model is assumed where the experimental conditions are given by the experimenter so that they are without gross errors. For this situation we regard h-trimmed Lp-estimators which generalize the least median of squares estimator and the least trimmed squares estimators. The breakdown point of these estimators depends strongly on the underlying design and breakdown point maximizing estimators can be derived within these estimators. Also breakdown point maximizing designs can be derived. But these designs are often very different from the classically optimal designs which ensure efficiency also for robust procedures. Therefore we regard compromises providing high breakdown point and high efficiency designs.

Keywords and phrases

Linear model high breakdown point trimmed Lp-estimator optimal design 

AMS 1991 subject classification

Primary 62G35 secondary 62K05 62J05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine H. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Freie UniversitätBerlinGermany

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