Accession Number : AD0640918

Title :   THE USE OF PRIOR DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS FOR PARAMETER ESTIMATION IN NONLINEAR SITUATIONS: MULTIRESPONSE CASE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Draper,Norman R. ; Hunter,William G.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : When prior information is available on the parameters of a nonlinear model, it should influence the choice of the appropriate experimental design. The authors investigate, for the multiresponse case, how prior information on the parameters in the form of a multivariate normal distribution can be used in selecting designs for parameter estimation. An example illustrates how the precision of the prior knowledge can affect the positioning of the design points. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS), DECISION THEORY, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, MODEL THEORY

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE