Accession Number : AD0743194

Title :   A Sequential Nonparametric Test for Symmetry with Applications to Process Control.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds,Marion R. , Jr

Report Date : 15 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The problem to be considered in ths dissertation is one of testing that a sequence of observations has a distribution that is symmetric about a specified value. The authors considers testing for symmetry in traditional hypothesis testing problems and also in a problem in process control where it is desired to detect when the mean of a sequence of observations changes from a specified value. The procedures to be used are sequential nonparametric procedures based on a signed sequential rank statistic originally developed by Parent (1956). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL TESTS, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS), PROBABILITY, RANDOM VARIABLES, MEASURE THEORY, BROWNIAN MOTION, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE