Accession Number : AD0774887

Title :   Comparisons of Small-Sample Power for Tests of Exponentiality,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Carl M.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The paper is intended to provide some results to guide applied operations research analysts in the choice of a statistical test for determining whether a set of observations can be said to come from an exponential distribution. Power comparisons are made for a total of five tests against what are deemed to be the most popular alternatives for sample sizes of 10, 20, 30, and 40, and for a number of different possible parameter values. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Statistical tests, *Life tests, *Reliability, Mathematical prediction, Exponential functions, Monte Carlo method, Computer programs, Sampling

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE