A table for solving the Behrens-Fisher problem

H.N. Linssen

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The Behrens—Fisher problem concerns finding an interval estimate for the difference between the means of two normal populations, without making any assumption about the variances. At present, statisticians cannot agree on its solution. In this paper, a credible and sharp solution is described. It is compared with the solutions of Behrens (see Fisher, 1956), Welch (1947) and Wilkinson, Venables and James (1979).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-363
Number of pages5
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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