
Accession Number : AD0787597
Title : Truncated Sequential Test for a ThreeWay Decision Procedure for Testing the Mean of a Normal Distribution with Known Variance.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 72Dec 73,
Corporate Author : UNION COLL SCHENECTADY N Y INST OF ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Personal Author(s) : Goss,Thomas I.
Report Date : DEC 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 148
Abstract : This report deals primarily with the theory and construction of exact truncated sequential tests for a threeway decision procedure for testing the mean of a normal distribution with known variance. The tables that are developed include the following test properties for certain twosided truncated sequential tests of the mean of a normal distribution with variance known: the exact operating characteristic (O.C) function, the exact distribution of the decisive sample number (D.S.N.), the exact average sample number (A.S.N.) function, the median sample number (M.S.N.) function, the probability of termination of the test (P.T.T.) at any step, and a direct comparison with the equivalent fixed size test. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Decision theory, *Statistical tests, Sequential analysis, Normal density functions, Mean, Analysis of variance, Sampling, Computer programs
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE