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Title: One-sided truncated sequential t-test: application to natural resource sampling

Author: Fowler, Gary W.; O'Regan, William G.

Date: 1974

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-100. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 17 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-100

Description: A 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.

Key Words: biometrics, sampling, sequential sampling, t-test

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Fowler, 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 17 p.

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