Accession Number:

AD0787825

Title:

A Two-Sample Procedure for Selecting the Population with the Largest Mean from Several Normal Populations with Unknown Variances: Some Comments on Ofosu's Paper.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Ofosu 1973 proposed a procedure for selecting the population with the largest mean from several normal populations with unknown variances. Ofosu claimed that his procedure guaranteed a certain probability requirement given by an equation of that paper, and based his claim on his Theorem 1 p. 118. However, the proof of this theorem contains a critical statement which is unsubstantiated in the paper, and which in fact may be incorrect it also contains a statement which is in error. These may invalidate his basic result. The statements are described and commented on below.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE