Procedures for selecting good exponential populations

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1681-1692
Journal / PublicationCommunications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


Suppose exponential populations π i with parameters (μi, σi) (i = 1,2,.,k) are given. This article discusses how to select "good" populations in the sense of [Lam (1986). A new procedure for selecting good populations. Biometrika 73(1):201-206]. Depending on whether the σ i's are known or unknown, several one-stage and a two-stage procedure of selection are proposed. The two-stage procedure can be replaced by a one-stage procedure if the second-stage sample is proved intangible. An attracting feature of these procedures is that they need no new statistical tables to implement. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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  • Good populations, Hochberg's inequality, One-stage procedure, Ranking and selection, Two-stage procedure