Accession Number : AD0717606

Title :   Bayesian Estimation of the Binomial Parameter n.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Draper,Norman R. ; Guttman,I.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A recent paper by Feldman and Fox (1968) discussed the estimation of the parameter n in the binomial distribution when the other parameter p is known. This paper gives a Bayesian treatment of the problem both when p is known and when p is unknown. The Bayesian approach is a very practical one and is especially easy to apply in small problems because less computing is involved. It also does not require any appeal to asymptotic distributional results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), DECISION THEORY, SAMPLING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE