Accession Number:

ADA134573

Title:

Efficient Model-Based Sequential Designs for Sensitivity Experiments.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A sequential design for estimating the percentiles of a quantal response curve is proposed. Its updating rule is based on an efficient summary of all the data available via a parametric model. Its efficiency in terms of saving the number of runs and its robustness against the distributional assumption are demonstrated heuristically and in a simulation study. A linear approximation to the logit-MLE version of the proposed sequential design is shown to be equivalent to an asymptotically optimal stochastic approximation method, thereby providing a large sample justification. For sample size between 12 and 35, the simulation study shows that the logit-MLE version of the general sequential procedure substantially outperforms an adaptive and asymptotically optimal version of the Robbins-Monro method, which in turn outperforms the nonadaptive Robbins-Munro and Up-and-Down methods. A nonparametric sequential design, via the Spearman-Karber estimator, for estimating the median is also proposed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE