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Statistics, testing, and defense acquisition: new approaches and methodological improvements / Michael L. Cohen, John E. Rolph, and Duane L. Steffey, editors; Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems, Committee on National Statistics, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

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Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.

ISBN 0-309-06551-8 (pbk.)

1. United States—Armed Forces—Weapons systems—Testing—Statistical methods. I. Cohen, Michael L. II. Rolph, John E. III. Steffey, Duane L. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems.

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