Accession Number:

ADA083288

Title:

The Analysis of Sequential Experiments with Feedback to Subjects

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

A problem arising in taste testing, medical, and parapsychology experiments can be modeled as follows. A deck of n cards contains ci cards labeled i, 1 or i or r. A subject guesses at the cards sequentially. After each guess the subject is told the card just guessed or at least if the guess was correct or not. We determine the optimal and worst case strategies for subjects and the distribution of the number of correct guesses under these strategies. We show how to use skill scoring to evaluate such experiments in a way which asymptotically does not depend on the subjects strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE