Classical and Bayesian estimation of Kumaraswamy distribution based on type II hybrid censored data


‎In the literature‎, ‎different estimation procedures are used for inference about {\color{red} Kumaraswamy} distribution based on complete data sets‎. ‎But‎, ‎in many life-testing and reliability studies‎, ‎a censored sample of data may be available in which failure times of some units are not reported‎. ‎Unlike the common practice in the literature‎, ‎this paper considers non-Bayesian and Bayesian estimation of‎

‎Kumaraswamy parameters when the data are type II hybrid‎

‎censored‎. ‎The maximum likelihood estimates (MLE) and its asymptotic variance-covariance matrix are obtained‎. ‎The asymptotic variances and covariances of the MLEs are used to construct approximate confidence‎

‎intervals‎. ‎In addition‎, ‎by using the parametric bootstrap method‎, ‎the construction‎

‎of confidence intervals for the unknown parameter is discussed‎. ‎Further‎, ‎the Bayesian estimation of the parameters under‎

‎squared error loss function is discussed‎. ‎Based on type II hybrid‎

‎censored data‎, ‎the Bayes‎

‎estimate of the parameters cannot be obtained explicitly; therefore‎,

‎an approximation method‎, ‎namely Tierney and Kadane's approximation‎, ‎is used to compute the‎

‎Bayes estimates of the parameters‎. ‎Monte Carlo‎

‎simulations are performed to compare the performances of the different methods‎,

‎and one real data set is analyzed for illustrative purposes‎.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i20705948v11n1p235

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