The stringer bound in case of uniform taintings

Pap, Gyula and van Zuijlen, Martien C. A. (1995) The stringer bound in case of uniform taintings. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 29 (10). pp. 51-59. ISSN 0898-1221

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The Stringer bound is a widely used nonparametric 100(1 - alpha)% upper confidence bound for the fraction of errors in an accounting population. This bound has been found in practice to be rather conservative. In the present paper, we give recursive relations for obtaining the exact distribution of the Stringer bound in the case where the underlying distribution of the taintings is a uniform distribution on the interval [0,1], or a distribution with positive mass at aero and conditionally uniform on (0,1]. Based on these recurrence relations, we find a concrete counterexample which shows that the Stringer bound is not always conservative.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 13:10
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