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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Laura
dc.contributor.authorGaling, Steven E.
dc.date1990-09
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T21:15:41Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T21:15:41Z
dc.date.issued1990-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34891
dc.description.abstractThis thesis develops a multiple regression model using regional and unit characteristics to estimate commuting distances of U.S. Army Reservists. The data were obtained from a 1988 file established by the Defense Manpower Data Center containing locational and biodemographic information on 238,174 enlisted reservists. A random sample of 91 reserve centers was selected for the analysis. The logistic and normal distributions were evaluated as possible candidates for fitting the commuting distance distribution. It was found that a power transformation of the fractional distance traveled fit both distributions quite well. Parameters for the two distributions are obtained through a method of maximum likelihood estimation. Finally, a multiple regression equation is used to estimate the parameters of the commute distance distribution as a function of reserve center and market characteristics.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/estimatingcommut1094534891
dc.format.extentx, 108 p. ill.en_US
dc.languageen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCommutingen_US
dc.subject.lcshStatistics.en_US
dc.titleEstimating commute distances of U.S. Army Reservists by regional and unit characteristicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderThomas, George.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorEuclidean distanceen_US
dc.subject.authorpower transformationen_US
dc.subject.authormaximum likelihood estimatorsen_US
dc.subject.authormultiple regressionen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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