Accession Number : AD0743717

Title :   A Study of a Modified Binary Search for Use in Sensitivity Testing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Robert Eric , III

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A modified binary search routine was developed by Tysver to provide inputs (estimates of parameters of threshold stimulus distributions) to the Probit and Staircase techniques for sensitivity testing. A high speed digital computer was used to provide simulated sensitivity data in order to test the modified search (more specifically, study the parameter estimates generated by the search). The results show that the modified search does not give practical input information to the techniques mentioned above. However, further refinements of extensions to the basic search patterns should yield better estimates of the distribution parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SENSITIVITY), SEARCH THEORY, MONTE CARLO METHOD, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ITERATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE