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Nonparametric predictive multiple comparisons of lifetime data

Coolen-Maturi, T.; Coolen-Schrijner, P.; Coolen, F.P.A.


P. Coolen-Schrijner


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 4, 2011
Online Publication Date Oct 2, 2012
Publication Date 2012-11
Deposit Date Mar 29, 2013
Journal Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods
Print ISSN 0361-0926
Electronic ISSN 1532-415X
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 22
Pages 4164-4181
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