IJPAM: Volume 59, No. 4 (2010)
MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION FOR
PARAMETERS IN LIFETIME DISTRIBUTIONS
School of Business and Economics
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, U.K.
e-mail: [email protected]
Abstract.This note examines the impact of exchanging censorship types on the properties of maximum likelihood estimates of parameters in lifetime distributions. We show that considerable differences can exist between estimates obtained from analysing data under various plausible assumptions on censorship types, and it is therefore important for analysts to ensure that the most appropriate analysis of the data.
Received: February 8, 2010
AMS Subject Classification: 62-01, 62F10, 62N02
Key Words and Phrases: censoring regime, maximum likelihood estimation, Type-I and Type-II censoring, Weibull distribution
Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics