Accession Number : AD0263785

Title :   TESTING STATISTICAL HYPOTHESES. THE COMPOUND APPROACH

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : ROBBINS,HERBERT ; SAMUEL,ESTER

Report Date : 15 SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A summary is made on the testing of a hypothesis in statistical decision theory. The basic problem considered is that there are two possible states of nature, symbolized by a parameter theta which can assume only the values 0 and 1. The value of theta is un nown, but an observable random variable x with values in some space E has a probability distribution P sub theta which depends on theta in a known way.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION THEORY, *FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), *SERIES(MATHEMATICS), *STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, *STATISTICAL TESTS, EQUATIONS, INTEGRALS, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE