Accession Number : AD0712463


Title :   A REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF STATISTICAL COST ESTIMATING RELATIONSHIPS.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Carter,Marshall Nichols


Report Date : APR 1970


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Statistical cost estimating relationships (CER) are used by cost analysts for estimating future systems costs before the costs are incurred. A sample of published studies concerning CER's is reviewed and analyzed and a general prognosis of the techniques involved is presented. Some currently used alternatives to CER's are discussed and methods of improving cost estimating relationships are examined. Major conclusions are that the technique of estimating costs through statistical relationships is sound but that improvements can be realized in certain areas. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT), (*COSTS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, CONTRACTS, SAMPLING, DECISION THEORY, SIMULATION, THESES


Subject Categories : OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE