Observation on F.W.E.R. and F.D.R. for correlated normal

08/19/2020 ∙ by Nabaneet Das, et al. ∙ 0

In this paper, we have attempted to study the behaviour of the family wise error rate (FWER) for Bonferroni's procedure and false discovery rate (FDR) of the Benjamini-Hodgeberg procedure for simultaneous testing problem with equicorrelated normal observations. By simulation study, we have shown that F.W.E.R. is a concave function for small no. of hypotheses and asymptotically becomes a convex function of the correlation. The plots of F.W.E.R. and F.D.R. confirms that if non-negative correlation is present, then these procedures control the type-I error rate at a much smaller rate than the desired level of significance. This confirms the conservative nature of these popular methods when correlation is present and provides a scope for improvement in power by appropriate adjustment for correlation.

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