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June, 1972 On a Class of Subset Selection Procedures
Shanti S. Gupta, S. Panchapakesan
Ann. Math. Statist. 43(3): 814-822 (June, 1972). DOI: 10.1214/aoms/1177692547


A class of procedures is considered for the subset selection problem when the populations are from a stochastically increasing family $\{F_\lambda\}$. A theorem concerning the monotonicity of an integral associated with $\{F_\lambda\}$ which generalizes an earlier result of Lehmann is obtained. This leads to a sufficient condition for the monotonicity of the probability of a correct selection for the procedure considered. It is shown that this condition is relevant to another sufficient condition for the supremum of the expected subset size to occur when the distributions are identical. The main results are applied to the specific cases where (i) $\lambda$ is a location parameter (ii) $\lambda$ is a scale parameter and (iii) the case where the density $f_\lambda(x)$ is a convex mixture of a sequence of known density functions. The earlier known results are shown to follow from the general theory.


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Shanti S. Gupta. S. Panchapakesan. "On a Class of Subset Selection Procedures." Ann. Math. Statist. 43 (3) 814 - 822, June, 1972.


Published: June, 1972
First available in Project Euclid: 27 April 2007

zbMATH: 0251.62016
MathSciNet: MR324819
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aoms/1177692547

Rights: Copyright © 1972 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


Vol.43 • No. 3 • June, 1972
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