The paper considers statistical inference for R = P(X < Y) in the case when both X and Y have generalized gamma distributions. The maximum likelihood estimators for R are developed in the case when either all three parameters of the generalized gamma distributions are unknown or when the shape parameters are known. In addition, objective Bayes estimators based on non informative priors are constructed when the shape parameters are known. Finally, the uniform minimum variance unbiased estimators (UMVUE) are derived in the case when only the scale parameters are unknown.
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College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
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Brownstein, Naomi, "Estimation and the Stress-Strength Model" (2007). HIM 1990-2015. 629.