On appropriate procedures for combining probability distributions within the same family

Ewart A.C. Thomas, Brian H. Ross

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Abstract

This article considers procedures for combining individual probability distributions that belong to some "family" into a "group" probability distribution that belongs to the same family. The procedures considered are Vincentizing, in which quantiles are averaged across distributions; generalized Vincentizing, in which the quantiles are transformed before averaging; and pooling based on the distribution function or the probability density function. Some of these results are applied to models of reaction time in psychological experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-152
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Mathematical Psychology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1980

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Quantile
Probability distributions
Probability Distribution
Reaction Time
Pooling
Probability density function
Distribution functions
Averaging
Distribution Function
Psychology
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Experiments
Family
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  • Applied Mathematics

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On appropriate procedures for combining probability distributions within the same family. / Thomas, Ewart A.C.; Ross, Brian H.

In: Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 04.1980, p. 136-152.

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