On the consistency of tests of symmetry

Y. Benjamini, A.M. Krieger

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It is important to determine whether a distribution is symmetric or skewed, as this might affect inferences of interest. There are a number of concepts that define classes of skewed distributions, and many tests for symmetry have been suggested in the literature. We find the appropriate class of skewed distributions for which each of the tests of symmetry is consistent. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nonparametric Statistics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995


  • Tests for symmetry
  • consistency
  • skewness


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