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8) t →∞ where i = √ −1. 10) uniformly over t almost surely. Moreover, g 1 and g 3 are even, differentiable functions of their first arguments, g 2 is an odd, differentiable, function of its first argument, and G ∞ , g 1 , g 2 , and g 3 are continuous functions of their second arguments relative to the supremum norm on the space of distribution functions. If T n is asymptotically pivotal, then G ∞ is the standard normal distribution function. Otherwise, G ∞ (·, F 0 ) is the N (0, V ) distribution function, and G ∞ (·, Fn ) is the N (0, Vn ) distribution function, where Vn is the quantity obtained from V by replacing population expectations and moments with expectations and moments relative to Fn .

Early papers giving results on higher-order approximations for Studentized means and for more general hypotheses and test statistics include Babu and Singh (1983, 1984), Beran (1988) and Hall (1986b, 1988). 4. Confidence intervals Let q be a population parameter whose true but unknown value is q 0 . Let q n be a n1/ 2 -consistent, asymptotically normal estimator of q, and let sn be a consistent estimator of the standard deviation of the asymptotic distribution of n1/ 2 (q n − q 0 ). Then an asymptotic 1 − a confidence interval for q 0 is q n − z ∞, a/ 2 sn /n1/ 2 ¶ q 0 ¶ q n + z ∞, a/ 2 sn /n1/ 2 .

3 if the normalization constant is known. Bertail et al. (1999) describe a subsampling method for estimating the normalization constant ø(n) when it is unknown and provide Monte Carlo evidence on the numerical performance of the non-replacement subsampling method with an estimated normalization constant. In each of the foregoing examples, the replacement subsampling method works because the subsamples are random samples of the true population distribution of X, rather than an estimator of the population distribution.

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