Milan Stehlik, Lubos Strelec, M. Thulin,
"On robust testing for normality in chemometrics"
, in Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Vol. 130, Seite(n) 98-108, 2014
On robust testing for normality in chemometrics
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The assumption that the data has been generated by a normal distribution underlies many statistical methods used in chemometrics.While such methods can be quite robust to small deviations from normality, for instance caused by a small number of outliers, common tests for normality are not andwill often needlessly reject normality. It is therefore better to use tests from the little-known class of robust tests for normality. We illustrate the need for robust normality testing in chemometrics with several examples, review a class of robustified omnibus Jarque?Bera tests and propose a newclass of robustified directed Lin?Mudholkar tests. The robustness and power of several tests for normality are compared in a large simulation study. The new tests are robust and have high power in comparisonwith both classic tests and other robust tests. A newgraphical method for assessing normality is also introduced.