
Accession Number : AD0785827
Title : Sequential Estimation of the Mean of a Negative Binomial Distribution.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Binns,Michael
Report Date : 31 JUL 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : A sequential procedure is proposed to estimate the mean of a negative binomial distribution when the value of the exponent (k) is known. An approximation is obtained for the distribution of the estimate from which it may be shown that the precision amounts to having a predetermined coefficient of variation. The effect of imperfect information on k is investigated. Comparisons are made with other procedures including the variancestabilizing logarithmic transformation. (Author)
Descriptors : *Sampling, *Distribution functions, *Sequential analysis, Estimates, Monte Carlo method, Theorems, Mean
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE