Springer Series in Statistics

Multiple Testing Procedures with Applications to Genomics

Authors: Dudoit, Sandrine, van der Laan, Mark J.

  • Establishes theoretical foundations of a general multiple hypothesis testing methodology
  • Illustrates applications of the methodology to biomedical and genomic research
  • Proposes procedures that control generalized Type I error rates based on a test statistics joint null distribution
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This book establishes the theoretical foundations of a general methodology for multiple hypothesis testing and discusses its software implementation in R and SAS. The methods are applied to a range of testing problems in biomedical and genomic research, including the identification of differentially expressed and co-expressed genes in high-throughput gene expression experiments, such as microarray experiments; tests of association between gene expression measures and biological annotation metadata (e.g., Gene Ontology); sequence analysis; and the genetic mapping of complex traits using single nucleotide polymorphisms.

The book is aimed at both statisticians interested in multiple testing theory and applied scientists encountering high-dimensional testing problems in their subject matter area. Specifically, the book proposes resampling-based single-step and stepwise multiple testing procedures for controlling a broad class of Type I error rates, defined as tail probabilities and expected values for arbitrary functions of the numbers of Type I errors and rejected hypotheses (e.g., false discovery rate). Unlike existing approaches, the procedures are based on a test statistics joint null distribution and provide Type I error control in testing problems involving general data generating distributions (with arbitrary dependence structures among variables), null hypotheses, and test statistics. The multiple testing results are reported in terms of rejection regions, parameter confidence regions, and adjusted p-values.

Sandrine Dudoit is Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley (www.stat.berkeley.edu/~sandrine). Her research and teaching activities concern the development and application of statistical and computational methods for the analysis of high-dimensional biomedical and genomic data. She is a founding core developer of the Bioconductor Project and is an Associate Editor for six journals, including the Annals of Applied Statistics and Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Mark J. van der Laan is Hsu/Peace Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley (www.stat.berkeley.edu/~laan). His research concerns causal inference, adjusting for missing and censored data, and simultaneous estimation and testing based on high-dimensional observational and experimental biomedical and genomic data. He is co-author with James Robins of Unified Methods for Censored Longitudinal Data and Causality (Springer, 2003). He is a recipient of the 2005 COPSS Presidents' and Snedecor Awards and is an active Associate Editor for five journals, including the Annals of Statistics and the International Journal of Biostatistics.

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"This book summarizes the recent work of Sandrine Dudoit and Mark van der Laan on multiple testing. It proposes a general framework for multiple testing procedures (MTPs) and introduces new concepts … . The authors also provide code for reproducing the results of some of the applications. … if one is looking for a detailed summary of the latest developments in multiple testing regarding MTPs or in the application of MTPs to biomedical and genomic data, then this book is an excellent reference." (Holger Schwender, Statistical Papers, Vol. 50, 2009)

"In the last decade a growing amount of statistical research has been devoted to multiple testing. This book summarizes the recent work on this area. … very useful for the applied researcher who would like to understand how to apply multiple testing. … a good reference for statisticians interested in a general treatment of multiple testing." (Avner Bar-Hen, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 j)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Multiple Hypothesis Testing

    Pages 1-47

  • Test Statistics Null Distribution

    Pages 49-108

  • Overview of Multiple Testing Procedures

    Pages 109-160

  • Single-Step Multiple Testing Procedures for Controlling General Type I Error Rates, Θ(Fvn)

    Pages 161-198

  • Step-Down Multiple Testing Procedures for Controlling the Family-Wise Error Rate

    Pages 199-233

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Testing Procedures with Applications to Genomics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Statistics
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-49317-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-49317-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-49316-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2379-0
Series ISSN
0172-7397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 590
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