Accession Number : ADA138074

Title :   Variance Reduction Techniques with Applications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Elhefny,M R

PDF Url : ADA138074

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : The objective of this study was to find out about, analyze and illustrate the characteristics of variance reduction techniques. Extensive literature review was done to identify the basic idea, theoretical foundation, procedure for implementation, fields of application, and other specific characteristics of each technique. Examples were given to show how to implement the commonly used techniques. Computer programs were written to perform those examples. Results were used to compare the efficiency of different techniques. Three studies in the fields of inventory, queuing and computer performance measurement were discussed where different variance reduction techniques were employed. Conclusions and recommendations were given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Numerical methods and procedures, *Analysis of variance, *Reduction, *Computer programs, Sampling, Optimization, Comparison, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE