Offering a balanced, up-to-date view of multiple comparison procedures, this book refutes the belief held by some statisticians that such procedures have place in data analysis. With equal emphasis on theory and applications, it establishes the advantages of multiple comparison techniques in reducing error rates and in ensuring the validity of statistical inferences. Provides detailed descriptions of the derivation and implementation of a variety of procedures, paying particular attention to classical approaches and confidence estimation procedures. Also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of other methods. Numerous examples and tables for implementing procedures are included, making this work both practical and informative.
Yosef Hochberg, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Dr. Hochberg's areas of research interest include multiple comparisons, categorical data analysis, and medical applications of biostatistical methods. Ajit C. Tamhane, PhD, is Senior Associate Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, where he is also Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. A Fellow of the American Statistical Society, Dr. Tamhane has more than thirty years of academic and consulting experience in the areas of applied and mathematical statistics. He is the author of Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments: Theory and Applications, also published by Wiley.