The Annals of Statistics
- Ann. Statist.
- Volume 16, Number 2 (1988), 887-894.
Two stochastic processes, or "arms," that yield dichotomous responses are available for use in a two-stage decision problem. During the first stage, arms are chosen sequentially; the resulting observations are discounted by a fixed value $\beta$. A single arm must be used in the second stage, in which observations are not discounted. The decision to end the first stage is based on the data obtained. Optimal strategies are considered in the presence of the random discount sequence that arises in this setting. This extends the work of Berry and Fristedt (1979).
Ann. Statist., Volume 16, Number 2 (1988), 887-894.
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Primary: 62C10: Bayesian problems; characterization of Bayes procedures
Clayton, Murray K.; Witmer, Jeffrey A. Two-Stage Bandits. Ann. Statist. 16 (1988), no. 2, 887--894. doi:10.1214/aos/1176350841. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176350841