# Accession Number:

## AD0263785

# Title:

## TESTING STATISTICAL HYPOTHESES. THE COMPOUND APPROACH

# Descriptive Note:

# Corporate Author:

## COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

# Personal Author(s):

# Report Date:

## 1961-09-15

# Pagination or Media Count:

## 12.0

# Abstract:

A summary is made on the testing of a hypothesis in statistical decision theory. The basic problem considered is that there are two possible states of nature, symbolized by a parameter theta which can assume only the values 0 and 1. The value of theta is un nown, but an observable random variable x with values in some space E has a probability distribution P sub theta which depends on theta in a known way.