IS THE PARTIAL MANTEL TEST INADEQUATE?

IS THE PARTIAL MANTEL TEST INADEQUATE? Abstract.— A publication by Raufaste and Rousset (2001) questioned the effectiveness of the partial Mantel test, a nonparametric statistical test for association among three distance matrices. By repeated simulations, we calculated the cumulative density functions of the null‐hypothesis probability of no correlation, within an explicit model of causal relationships. Results do not support the criticism: in conditions of moderate correlation between the independent matrices, the actual error rate is closely associated to the intended type‐I error a. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolution Wiley

IS THE PARTIAL MANTEL TEST INADEQUATE?

Evolution, Volume 56 (9) – Sep 1, 2002

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2002 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0014-3820
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1558-5646
DOI
10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb00203.x
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Abstract

Abstract.— A publication by Raufaste and Rousset (2001) questioned the effectiveness of the partial Mantel test, a nonparametric statistical test for association among three distance matrices. By repeated simulations, we calculated the cumulative density functions of the null‐hypothesis probability of no correlation, within an explicit model of causal relationships. Results do not support the criticism: in conditions of moderate correlation between the independent matrices, the actual error rate is closely associated to the intended type‐I error a.

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EvolutionWiley

Published: Sep 1, 2002

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References

  • The detection of disease clustering and a generalized regression approach
    Mantel, N. A.

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