Accession Number : ADA195087
Title : Number of Samples Needed to Obtain Desired Bayesion Confidence Intervals for a Proportion.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Manion, Robert B
PDF Url : ADA195087
Report Date : Mar 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 108
Abstract : This thesis analyzes a Bayesian method for determining the number of samples that are needed to produce a desired confidence interval size for a proportion or probability. It compares the necessary sample size from Bayesian methods with that from classical methods and develops computer programs relating sample size and confidence interval size when a Beta prior distribution is employed. Tables and graphs are developed to assist an experimenter in determining the number of samples needed to produce desired confidence in this estimate of a proportion or probability. Keywords: Theses; Decision making; Statistical data.
Descriptors : *BAYES THEOREM, *CONFIDENCE LIMITS, *DECISION MAKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, GRAPHS, INTERVALS, SAMPLING, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), STATISTICAL DATA, THESES
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE