You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Effect of an Outlier on L-Estimators of Location in Symmetric Distributions
H. A. David and J. K. Ghosh
Vol. 72, No. 1 (Apr., 1985), pp. 216-218
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2336355
Page Count: 3
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
The effect is studied of an outlier which has the same symmetric distribution as the other observations except for a change in location and a possible increase in scale. We show that the median is the most bias-resistant estimator, in the class of L-statistics with symmetric nonnegative coefficients that add up to one, for a class of distributions which includes the normal, double-exponential and logistic distributions.
Biometrika © 1985 Biometrika Trust