3 years ago

Generalized lambda distribution for flexibly testing differences beyond the mean in the distribution of a dependent variable like body mass index

D B Allison, P Li, K Ejima, G Pavela
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Conventional statistical methods often test for group differences in a single parameter of a distribution, usually the conditional mean (e.g., differences in mean body mass index [BMI; kg/m2] by education category) under specific distributional assumptions. However, parameters other than the mean may of be interest, and the distributional assumptions of conventional statistical methods may be violated in some situations.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo2017262

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2017.262

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