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Distribution of the Kurtosis Statistic b2 for Normal Samples

F. J. Anscombe and William J. Glynn
Biometrika
Vol. 70, No. 1 (Apr., 1983), pp. 227-234
Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of Biometrika Trust
DOI: 10.2307/2335960
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2335960
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Distribution of the Kurtosis Statistic b2 for Normal Samples
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Abstract

D'Agostino & Pearson (1973) gave percentage points of the distribution of b2 for independent observations from a common univariate normal distribution. Their results can be adequately approximated, when the first three moments of the distribution of b2 have been determined, by fitting a linear function of the reciprocal of a χ2 variable and then using the Wilson-Hilferty transformation. Evidence is presented suggesting that the same method of approximation is satisfactory for the b2 statistic calculated from any set of linear-least-squares residuals, on the hypothesis of normal homoscedastic errors.

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