Tests for inter-subject and total variabilities under crossover designs.


Journal Article

In this paper, we consider statistical tests for inter-subject and total variabilities between treatments under crossover designs. Since estimators of variance components for inter-subject variability and total variability in crossover design are not independent, the usual F-test cannot be applied. Alternatively, we propose a test based on the concept of the extension of the modified large sample method to compare inter-subject variability and total variability between treatments under a 2 x 2 m replicated crossover design. An asymptotic power of the proposed test is derived. A sensitivity analysis is performed based on the asymptotic power to determine how the power changes with respect to various parameters such as inter-subject correlation and intra-class correlation. Also the two methods for sample size calculation for testing total variability under 2 x 4 crossover design are discussed. The method based on the Fisher-Cornish inversion shows better performance than the method based on the normal approximation. Several simulation studies were conducted to investigate the finite sample performance of the proposed test. Our simulation results show that the proposed test can control type I error satisfactorily.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, Y; Shao, J; Chow, S-C; Wang, H

Published Date

  • November 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 534

PubMed ID

  • 12477072

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12477072

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-3406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1081/BIP-120016233


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England