A nonparametric two-sample test of the failure function with interval censoring case 2
Abbreviated Journal Title
asymptotic normality; failure function; interval censoring; likelihood; ratio test; Monte Carlo; nonparametric maximum pseudolikelihood; estimator; PROPORTIONAL HAZARDS MODEL; LINEAR RANK-TESTS; PANEL COUNT DATA; TIME; DATA; STATISTICAL-ANALYSIS; AIDS; REGRESSION; Biology; Mathematical & Computational Biology; Statistics & Probability
For the setting of interval censoring case 2, a nonparametric two-sample test, based on a smooth functional of the nonparametric maximum pseudolikelihood estimator, is developed to compare the failure functions of two populations. Monte Carlo simulation studies on Weibull distributions show that this test performs quite well in many situations in comparison with the parametric likelihood ratio test. A real dataset from an HIV study is used to illustrate the new test.
"A nonparametric two-sample test of the failure function with interval censoring case 2" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3022.