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