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AuthorGupta, Shanti S. author
TitleMultiple Statistical Decision Theory: Recent Developments [electronic resource] / by Shanti S. Gupta, Deng-Yuan Huang
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1981
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-5925-1
Descript 104 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The theory and practice of decision making involves infinite or finite number of actions. The decision rules with a finite number of elements in the action space are the so-called multiple decision procedures. Several approaches to problems of multiยญ ple decisions have been developed; in particular, the last decade has witnessed a phenomenal growth of this field. An important aspect of the recent contributions is the attempt by several authors to formalize these problems more in the framework of general decision theory. In this work, we have applied general decision theory to develop some modified principles which are reasonable for problems in this field. Our comments and contributions have been written in a positive spirt and, hopefully, these will an impact on the future direction of research in this field. Using the various viewpoints and frameworks, we have emphasized recent developments in the theory of selection and ranking Ĩhich, in our opinion, provides one of the main tools in this field. The growth of the theory of selection and ranking has kept apace with great vigor as is evidenced by the publication of two recent books, one by Gibbons, Olkin and Sobel (1977), and the other by Gupta and Panchapakesan (1979). An earlier monograph by Bechhofer, Kiefer and Sobel (1968) had also provided some very interestยญ ing work in this field


CONTENT

1 Some Auxiliary Results: Monotonicity Properties of Probability Distributions -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Ordered Families of Distributions -- 1.3. Probability Integrals of Multivariate Normal Distribution โ{128}{148} Dependence on Correlations -- 1.4. Dependence and Association of Random Variables -- 1.5. Majorization in Multivariate Distribution -- 2 Multiple Decision Theory: A General Approach -- 3 Modified Minimax Decision Procedures -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. The Problem of Selecting Good Populations with Respect to A Control -- 3.3. On the Problem of Selecting the Best Population -- 3.4. Essentially Complete Classes of Decision Procedures -- 4 Invariant Decision Procedures -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Selecting the Best Population -- 5 Robust Selection Procedures: Most Economical Multiple Decision Rules -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Robust Selection Rules -- 6 Multiple Decision Procedures Based on Tests -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Conditional Confidence Approach -- 6.3. Multiple Comparison Procedures -- 6.4. Multiple Range Tests -- 6.5. Multistage Comparison Procedures


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