Accession Number : AD0712755

Title :   A TWO-SAMPLE SEQUENTIAL TEST WITH ONE SAMPLE-SIZE FIXED.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Switzer,Paul

Report Date : 29 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : When two populations must be sampled at different times, one cannot test for shift using the standard sequential probability ratio test based on paired observations. However, it is still meaningful to obtain the later sample sequentially. A test for shift with one sample-size fixed and the other sample-size random is proposed, some of its properties are developed under normal theory assumptions, and a comparison is made with the completely fixed sample-size procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL TESTS, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS), (*SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, *SAMPLING), POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), DECISION THEORY, PROBABILITY, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE