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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2003 Vol.4 No.2 P.214-220


Adaptive designs for sequential experiments

Author(s):  LIN Zheng-yan, ZHANG Li-xin

Affiliation(s):  Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China

Corresponding email(s):   zlin@mail.hz.zj.cn, lxzhang@mail.hz.zj.cn

Key Words:  Clinical trial, Adaptive designs, (Randomized) Play-the-winner rule, Biased coin design, Markov chain, Asymptotic properties, Urn model

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Various adaptive designs have been proposed and applied to clinical trials, bioassay, psychophysics, etc.adaptive designs are also useful in high cost engineering trials.More and more people have been paying attention to these design methods. This paper introduces several broad families of designs, such as the play-the-winner rule, randomized play-the-winner rule and its generalization to the multi-arm case, doubly biased coin adaptive design, markov chain model.

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