Accession Number : AD0699131

Title :   THE QUANTITY VERSUS THE QUALITY OF THE DATA USED IN THE DERIVATION OF A COST ESTIMATING RELATIONSHIP.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA COST ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Zusman,Morris

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Trade-offs on how a cost analyst might best allocate his time between collecting data on additional programs and analyzing in further detail the data already in his possession are presented. The measure of the cost analyst's productivity is the reduction in the confidence bandwidth about the cost estimate.

Descriptors :   (*COSTS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), CONFIDENCE LIMITS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, UNCERTAINTY, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE