Estimating median and other quantiles in nonparametric models

Volume 23 / 1995

Ryszard Zieliński Applicationes Mathematicae 23 (1995), 363-370 DOI: 10.4064/am-23-3-363-370

Abstract

Though widely accepted, in nonparametric models admitting asymmetric distributions the sample median, if n=2k, may be a poor estimator of the population median. Shortcomings of estimators which are not equivariant are presented.

Authors

  • Ryszard Zieliński

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