Nonparametric Predictive Multiple Comparisons of Lifetime Data

Coolen-Maturi, Tahani and Coolen-Schrijner, Pauline and Coolen, Frank P. A. (2012) Nonparametric Predictive Multiple Comparisons of Lifetime Data. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 41 (22). pp. 4164-4181. ISSN 0361-0926. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610926.2011.569863

Abstract

We consider lifetime experiments to compare units from different groups, where the units’ lifetimes may be right censored. Nonparametric predictive inference for comparison of multiple groups is presented, in particular lower and upper probabilities for the event that a specific group will provide the largest next lifetime. We include the practically relevant consideration that the overall lifetime experiment may be terminated at an early stage, leading to simultaneous right-censoring of all units still in the experiment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Crossing survival curves, Early termination, Lifetime data, Lower and upper probabilities, Nonparametric predictive inference, Precedence testing, Right censoring
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Karen Finch
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 12:27
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 09:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28616 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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