Accession Number : ADA113060

Title :   A Finite URN Model for Selecting the Population with the Largest alpha-Quantile.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON UNIV SC DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Alam,Khursheed ; Rizvi,M Haseeb

PDF Url : ADA113060

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Several procedures for ranking populations according to the quantile of a given order have been discussed in the literature. These procedures deal with continuous distributions. This paper deals with the problem of selecting a population with the largest alpha-quantile from k or = 2 finite populations, where the size of each population is known. A selection rule is given based on the sample quantiles, where the samples are drawn without replacement. A formula for the minimum probability of a correct selection for the given rule, for a certain configuration of the population alpha-quantiles, is given in terms of the sample numbers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Rank order statistics, *Population(Mathematics), *Selection, *Sampling, Ranking, Continuity, Statistical distributions, Sizes(Dimensions), Probability distribution functions, Hypergeometric functions, Configurations, Parameters, Finite element analysis

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE