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Multiple Decision Procedures: Theory and Methodology of Selecting and Ranking Populations provides an encyclopaedic coverage of the literature in the area of ranking and selection procedures, summarizing and surveying in a unified manner a majority of more than 600 main references in the bibliography. It also deals with related problems, such as the estimation of unknown ordered parameters. A separate chapter is devoted to information about several tables available in the literature for carrying out various specific procedures. Examples are given in another chapter illustrating applications of these procedures in various practical contexts. This book can serve as a text for a graduate topics course in ranking and selection. It will also serve as a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners in various fields, such as agriculture, industry, engineering, and behavioral sciences.
Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; List of Abbreviations and Symbols; 1. Introduction; Part I. Indifference Zone Formulation. 2. Ranking of Normal Populations; 3. Some Optimum Properties of Fixed Subset Size Selection Rules; 4. Ranking and Selection Problems for Discrete Distributions; 5. Selection from Univariate Populations, Optimum Sampling, and Estimation of Probability of Correct Selection; 6. Sequential Selection Procedures; 7. Selection from Multivariate Populations; 8. Nonparametric Selection Procedures; 9. Fixed-Size Subset Selection. A Generalized Goal and Other Modifications; 10. Bayesian Selection and Ranking Procedures; Part II. Subset Selection Formulation. 11. Subset Selection. General Theory; 12. Selection from Univariate Continuous Populations; 13. Selection from Discrete Populations; 14. Selection from Multivariate Normal Populations; 15. Nonparametric Procedures; 16. Selection from Restricted Families of Probability Distributions; 17. Sequential Procedures; 18. Bayes, Empirical Bayes, and f*-Minimax Procedures; 19. Some Modified Formulations and Other Related Problems; Part III. Comparison with a Control, Estimation, and Related Topics. 20. Comparison of Several Populations with a Standard or a Control; 21. Estimation of Ordered Parameters; 22. General Theory of Some Multiple-Decision Problems and Some Miscellaneous Topics; 23. Guide to Tables; 24. Illustrative Examples; Bibliography; Related References; Monographs, Books and Special Issues of Journals Devoted Fully or Partially to Ranking and Selection Problems; Author Index; Subject Index.
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