Accession Number : AD0685115

Title :   NEARLY BEST LINEAR UNBIASED ESTIMATION OF THE MEAN AND STANDARD DEVIATION OF THE LOGISTIC DISTRIBUTION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers,Joe W.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 431

Abstract : The method of nearly best linear unbiased estimation, which was developed through order statistics, for obtaining unbiased estimators for use in estimating the location and scale parameters of continuous distribution is applied to the logistic distribution. Coefficients for multiplying ordered logistic statistics are developed for full and censored samples of size N=15(1)40. Two types of censoring are used. First, each sample size, N, is censored from above. The second type of censoring is symmetrical double censoring from both ends. Extensive coverage is given to the development of the estimator in general and the application to the logistic distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, TABLES(DATA)), SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE