A Holm-type procedure controlling the false discovery rate

Yongchao Ge, Stuart C. Sealfon, Chi Hong Tseng, Terence P. Speed

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Benjamini and Hochberg [1995. Controlling the false discovery rate: a practical and powerful approach to multiple testing. J. Roy. Statist. Soc. Ser. B 57, 289-300] proposed a step-up procedure controlling the false discovery rate (FDR) under the assumption that test statistics are independent. Benjamini and Yekutieli [2001. The control of false discovery rate in multiple hypothesis testing under dependency. Ann. Statist. 29 (4) 1165-1188] further developed a conservative procedure without this assumption. This paper proposes a Holm-type procedure controlling the FDR. This simple step-down procedure can be more powerful than the Benjamini and Yekutieli (2001) procedure when the number of rejected hypotheses is smaller than ln (m), where m is the total number of hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1756-1762
Number of pages7
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Bonferroni
  • Dependent data
  • False discovery rate
  • Holm
  • Multiple testing


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