Accession Number:

AD0783020

Title:

A Sequential Counting Procedure for Estimating the Total Number of Randomly Distributed Individuals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

When large populations of small objects of similar size are to be counted, they are often spread randomly over a regular surface which is divided into equal areas. The proposed scheme may be used to obtain an estimate of the total number of these objects with specified precision approximately, but after only a partial count. Approximate expressions are obtained for the first two moments of the estimate, and for the expected sample size. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE