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A fixed sample size selection procedure for negative binomial populations. (English) Zbl 0764.62023
Summary: A fixed sample size procedure for selecting the ‘best’ of \(k\) negative binomial populations is developed. Selection is made in such a way that the probability of correct selection is at least \(P^*\) whenever the distance between the probabilities of success is at least \(\delta^*\). The exponent \(r\) is assumed to be known and the same for all populations. Extensive computer calculations were employed to obtain the exact least favorable configuration. The smallest sample sizes needed to meet specifications \((P^*,\delta^*)\) are tabulated for \(r=1(1)5\); \(\delta^*=0.05(0.05)0.55\) and \(P^*=0.75,0.80,0.90,0.95,0.98,0.99\) involving \(k=3(1)6,8,10\) populations.

62F07 Statistical ranking and selection procedures
62Q05 Statistical tables
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