Accession Number : AD0267239

Title :   ON THE COMPOUND DECISION PROBLEM IN THE NONSEQUENTIAL AND THE SEQUENTIAL CASE

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : SAMUEL,ESTER

Report Date : 17 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The compound decision problem is considered where one is confronted with a se uence of n elementary or component decision problems of the same structure. Only the case where the elementary decision problem is that of testing a simple hypothesis against a simple alternative is considered. It can thus be stated as follows: The rando variable X is distributed according to P sub theta, where P sub theta is completely specified for theta equals 0,1. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAME THEORY, *SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE