[Rasch] DIF and multiple comparisons - BH method

Mike Linacre (RMT) rmt at rasch.org
Tue Feb 7 09:45:49 EST 2006

Thank you, Randy and Fred,

The Benjamini, Y. & Hochberg, Y. (1995) method for multiple comparisons 
appears to be:
(1) Compute individual p-values for each of the N hypothesis tests as 
though each was the only one.
(2) Sort the N p-values by size ascending, n=1,N, so that p(1) is the 
smallest, and p(N) is the largest
(3) Starting from p(N) downwards, look down for the first p(n) which is 
less than or equal to (n/N) * 0.05 (or your chosen significance level)
(4) Tests 1 to n are classified as significant.

Is this correct? Have any useful modifications been proposed? This seems 
easy to implement in software, which I may well do.

Thanks again,

Mike L.

Mike Linacre
Editor, Rasch Measurement Transactions
rmt at rasch.org www.rasch.org/rmt/ Latest RMT: 19:3 Winter

More information about the Rasch mailing list