Coping with Disaster

  • Phillip Good
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


In this chapter, you receive practical guidelines for coping with the many catastrophes that confront the applied statistician:
  • subjects who miss an appointment

  • subjects who disappear completely and mysteriously in the middle of an experiment

  • incomplete questionnaires

  • covariates after the fact

  • outlying observations whose extreme and questionable values suggest they may have been recorded incorrectly

  • off-scale and other censored values that can not be determined with precision

  • and even studies that must be brought to a rapid and untimely conclusion well in advance of the scheduled date.


Permutation Test Underlying Distribution Original Observation Acceptance Region Extreme Observation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip Good
    • 1
  1. 1.Huntington BeachUSA

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