Accession Number : AD0666115

Title :   NONPARAMETRIC RANKING PROCEDURES FOR COMPARISON WITH A CONTROL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Rizvi,M. Haseeb ; Sobel,Milton ; Woodworth,George G.

Report Date : 22 FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A decision maker is confronted with k populations pi sub 1,...,pi sub k (say, k lots of items available for purchase) and a control population pi sub o and must, on the basis of random samples of common size from pi sub o,...,pi sub k, select those which are at least as good as pi sub o. A nonparametric procedure R based on order statistics is proposed as a solution for this problem; R guarantees with a preassigned probability P* that, when each pi sub i is stochastically ordered with respect to pi sub o, all populations better than pi sub o will be selected.

Descriptors :   (*DECISION THEORY, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), SAMPLING, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, CONTROL, MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, PROBABILITY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE