'Too Many, Too Improbable' test statistics: A general method for testing joint hypotheses and controlling the k-FWER

by   Phillip B Mogensen, et al.

Hypothesis testing is a key part of empirical science and multiple testing as well as the combination of evidence from several tests are continued areas of research. In this article we consider the problem of combining the results of multiple hypothesis tests to i) test global hypotheses and ii) make marginal inference while controlling the k-FWER. We propose a new family of combination tests for joint hypotheses, which we show through simulation to have higher power than other combination tests against many alternatives. Furthermore, we prove that a large family of combination tests – which includes the one we propose but also other combination tests – admits a quadratic shortcut when used in a , which controls the FWER strongly. We develop an algorithm that is linear in the number of hypotheses for obtaining confidence sets for the number of false hypotheses among a collection of hypotheses and an algorithm that is cubic in the number of hypotheses for controlling the k-FWER for any k greater than one.


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:exclamation: This is a read-only mirror of the CRAN R package repository. TMTI — 'Too Many, Too Improbable' (TMTI) Test Procedures

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