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January, 1977 A Note on Inverse Sampling Procedures for Selecting the Best Binomial Population
Donald A. Berry, D. H. Young
Ann. Statist. 5(1): 235-236 (January, 1977). DOI: 10.1214/aos/1176343759

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Two inverse sampling procedures, one that uses the classical vector-at-a-time observation rule and another that uses the play-the-winner observation rule, are shown to select the best of $k$ binomial populations with the same probability, independent of the probabilities of success. This shows that the play-the-winner rule is better from the point of view that both the sample size and number of failures of each population are stochastically smaller using play-the-winner than vector-at-a-time.

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Donald A. Berry. D. H. Young. "A Note on Inverse Sampling Procedures for Selecting the Best Binomial Population." Ann. Statist. 5 (1) 235 - 236, January, 1977. https://doi.org/10.1214/aos/1176343759

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Published: January, 1977
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

zbMATH: 0357.62009
MathSciNet: MR428554
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aos/1176343759

Subjects:
Primary: 62F07

Keywords: Binomial selection , inverse sampling , play-the-winner sampling , vector-at-a-time sampling

Rights: Copyright © 1977 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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