Sequential Estimation of the Mean of a Negative Binomial Distribution.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS
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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
- Statistics and Probability