Accession Number : ADA185629

Title :   Contributions to Selection and Ranking Theory with Special Reference to Logistic Populations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Han, SangHyun

PDF Url : ADA185629

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Selection and ranking (more broadly multiple decision) problems arise in many practical situations where the so-called tests of homogeneity do not provide the answers the experimenter wants. The logistic distribution has been applied in studies of population growth, of mental ability, of bio-assay, of life test data and of biochemical data, but the complete distribution of the sample means and variances of a logistic population has not been obtained yet. This paper studies the selection and ranking problems for logistic populations and an elimination type two-stage procedure for selecting the best population using a restricted subset selection rule in its first stage. Keywords: Edgeworth series expansions; Mean; Tables(Data); Statistical data.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL TESTS, *PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, BIOCHEMISTRY, DECISION MAKING, DISTRIBUTION, ELIMINATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, GROWTH(GENERAL), LIFE TESTS, LOGISTICS, MENTAL ABILITY, POPULATION, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), STAGING, STATISTICAL DATA, MEAN, TABLES(DATA), VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE