Accession Number:

ADA023282

Title:

On the Serfling-Wackerly Alternate Approach,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

For the problem of fixed-length interval estimation of the mean and median, the limiting distributions of the stopping rules recently introduced by Serfling and Wackerly are compared to those of Chow and Robbins as both the non-coverage probability alpha and interval length d converge to zero. The procedures based on the sample mean differ in the centering constants, while those based on the sample median also differ in the scaling constants.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE