, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 93–109 | Cite as

Procedures to determine optimum two-stage sampling plans by attributes

  • B. F. Arnold


In order to compare two sampling plans we use the minimax regret principle, i.e. the minimax principle applied to regret functions. It is shown that among all two-stage sampling plans there exists an optimum sampling plan which can be computed with the aid of a procedure presented in this paper; furthermore another procedure is described how to obtain an approximately optimum two-stage sampling plan in a more direct way. Finally only those two-stage sampling plans are regarded which satisfy an additional condition; among these sampling plans an optimum one exists and is to be determined, too.


Stochastic Process Probability Theory Economic Theory Additional Condition Sampling Plan 
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© Physica-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. F. Arnold
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte Mathematik und StatistikWürzburgFRG

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