Accession Number:

AD0785827

Title:

Sequential Estimation of the Mean of a Negative Binomial Distribution.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A sequential procedure is proposed to estimate the mean of a negative binomial distribution when the value of the exponent k is known. An approximation is obtained for the distribution of the estimate from which it may be shown that the precision amounts to having a predetermined coefficient of variation. The effect of imperfect information on k is investigated. Comparisons are made with other procedures including the variance-stabilizing logarithmic transformation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE