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Biometrics. 2007 Mar;63(1):296-8; discussion 298-9.

Drawbacks to noninteger scoring for ordered categorical data.

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Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK. Stephen@stats.gla.ac.uk

Abstract

A proposal to improve trend tests by using noninteger scores is examined. It is concluded that despite improved power such tests are usually inferior to the simpler integer scored approach.

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