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Refinement and extension of shrinkage techniques in loss rate estimation of Marine Corps officer manpower models/

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Authors
Dickinson, Charles R.
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Attrition estimation
Bayes
Miller transformation inverse
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Read, Robert R.
Date of Issue
1988
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March 1988
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Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
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This thesis is a continuation of previous work to apply modern multiparameter estimation techniques to the problem of estimating attrition rates for a large number of small inventory cells in manpower planning models used by the U.S. Marine Corps. The main advances involve the promising introduction of empirical Bayes (non-constant shrinkage) techniques, recognition of the non symmetric nature of the errors with a response to this, and some insight into all aggregation plans that should help provide greater stability for the estimation methods. In addition, the roles of some middle level methodological choices are explored. Keywords: Theses; Miller transformation inverse
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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