Accession Number : AD0686843

Title :   A COMPARISON OF SOME PARAMETRIC AND NON-PARAMETRIC DISCRIMINATION PROCEDURES IN NEGATIVE EXPONENTIAL POPULATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lockett,Joseph Louis , III

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A brief discussion of the literature concerned with the two-population discrimination problem is presented and several procedures based on the likelihood ratio for discrimination between negative exponentially distributed populations are proposed. The small sample and asymptotic performance of these procedures is compared with that of non-parametric procedures and the classical linear discriminant function. Some guidelines for the use of the prcedures discussed are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), CLASSIFICATION), (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, DECISION THEORY), EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL TESTS, SAMPLING, SELECTION, THEOREMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE