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One-sided truncated sequential t-test: application to natural resource samplingAuthor(s): Gary W. Fowler; William G. O'Regan
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-100. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 17 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionA new procedure for constructing one-sided truncated sequential t-tests and its application to natural resource sampling are described. Monte Carlo procedures were used to develop a series of one-sided truncated sequential t-tests and the associated approximations to the operating characteristic and average sample number functions. Different truncation points and decision boundary patterns were examined. The fixed sample size t-test and Barnard's open one-sided sequential t-test were compared with the new procedure. The upper one-sided test described can easily be modified to a lower one-sided test.
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CitationFowler, Gary W.; O''Regan, William G. 1974. One-sided truncated sequential t-test: application to natural resource sampling. Res. Paper PSW-RP-100. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 17 p
Keywordsbiometrics, sampling, sequential sampling, t-test
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