Determining Optimal Few-Stage Allocation

  title={Determining Optimal Few-Stage Allocation},
  author={ProceduresJanis P. Hardwick and Quentin F. Stout},
This paper gives algorithms for the design of optimal experiments involving Bernoulli populations in which allocation is done in stages. It is assumed that the outcomes of the previous stage are available before the allocations for the next stage are decided and that the total sample size for the experiment is xed. At each stage, one must decide how many observations to take and how many to sample from each of two alternative populations. Of particular interest are 2-and 3-stage experiments… CONTINUE READING