Accession Number : AD0725053

Title :   A Supplement to Haight's 'Index to the Distributions of Mathematical Statistics' with a Discussion of the Exceedance Distribution and Some Related Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Rhodes,Joseph L. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : To help eliminate unnecessary derivation of results already in the literature, a supplement to Frank A. Haight's 'Index to the Distributions of Mathematical Statistics' is presented. It is a partial update, covering articles from the Journal of the American Statistical Association, January 1958 to December 1967. The index's usefulness to the researcher is illustrated by the researching of three related distributions (exceedance, negative hypergeometric, and inverse hypergeometric) using the reference given in Haight's Index as a starting point. As the result of this research, a bivariate exceedance distribution and an alternate method of obtaining an exact confidence interval for the difference of the medians of two populations whose distribution differs only in location are derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, INDEXES), CONFIDENCE LIMITS, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, SAMPLING, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE