A permutation test for matching

Authors: 
Larry Goldstein & Yosef Rinott
Abstract: 

We consider a permutation method for testing whether observations given in their natural pairing exhibit an unusual level of similarity in situations where any two observations may be similar at some unknown baseline level. Under a hypothesis where there is no distinguished pairing of the observations, a normal approximation, with explicit bounds and rates, is presented for determining approximate critical test levels.

Date: 
October, 2002
Published in: 
Published as "A Permutation test for matching and its asymptotic distribution", Metron 61 (2003)
Number: 
301