A New Transformed t-test for Skewed Data: A Goodness-of-fit Approach

  •  Khairul Islam    
  •  Tanweer J. Shapla    


A new transformed two-sample t-test has been proposed for testing equality of two population means for skewed distributions by means of a univariate normal goodness of fit to the combined sample. The small sample performance of the proposed test is compared with untransformed t-test and the non-parametric analogue of t-test via Wilcoxon rank sum test using real-life examples and simulation from skewed distributions with varying values of skewness, empirically. It reveals that the proposed new test is appropriate for estimating the level of significance and is more powerful than the untransformed t-test and the Wilcoxon rank sum test for skewed distributions.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
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