Confidence intervals for a binomial parameter following a multistage test with application to mil-std 105d and medical trials

Christopher Jennison, Bruce W. Turnbull

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This paper describes a method for constructing confidence intervals for a binomial parameter upon termination of a sequential or multistage test. Tables are presented for use with the MIL-STD 105D multiple sampling plans for acceptance sampling. Also given are tables for use with some three-stage schemes that have been proposed in connection with biomedical trials. The results are compared with confidence intervals calculated as if the sampling plan had been one with a fixed sample size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-58
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1983


  • Acceptance sampling
  • Binomial distribution
  • Confidence intervals
  • Sequential estimation
  • Sequential testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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