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INTERPRETATION AND MANIPULATION OF

EDGEWORTH EXPANSIONS

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W. C. M. KALLENBERG

*Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente,*

P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
(Received May 27, 1991; revised May 11, 1992)

**Abstract.**
With a given Edgeworth expansion sequences of
i.i.d. r.v.'s are associated such that the Edgeworth expansion for the
standardized sum of these r.v.'s agrees with the given Edgeworth
expansion. This facilitates interpretation and manipulation of Edgeworth
expansions. The theory is applied to the power of linear rank statistics
and to the combination of such statistics based on subsamples.
Complicated expressions for the power become more transparent. As a
consequence of the sum-structure it is seen why splitting the sample
causes no loss of first order efficiency and only a small loss of second
order efficiency.

*Key words and phrases*:
Asymptotic expansions, combination
of test statistics, one-sample problem, two-sample problem, power,
contiguous alternatives, second order efficiency, second order
standardization.

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