Accession Number:

ADA170145

Title:

Regenerative Sampling and Monotonic Branching Processes.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A regenerative sampling plan is proposed for the sequential comparison of two populations having positive integral response. It is designed to be both an extension and an improvement of the play-the-winner rules for binary trials in the sense that a much wider variety of responses is allowed, the fraction of inferior selections approaches zero, and th play-the-winner rule is contained as a special cse. Almost sure convergence and moment convergence in the pth order is studied for the fraction of inferior selections and for a maximum likelihood estimator of the mean response. A conditional test of hypothesis is given for the binary case. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE