Pitman closeness as a criterion for the determination of the optimal progressive censoring scheme

William Volterman, Katherine F. Davies, N. Balakrishnan

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Abstract

Selecting the optimal progressive censoring scheme for the exponential distribution according to Pitman closeness criterion is discussed. For small sample sizes the Pitman closeness probabilities are calculated explicitly, and it is shown that the optimal progressive censoring scheme is the usual Type-II right censoring case. It is conjectured that this to be the case for all sample sizes. A general algorithm is also presented for the numerical computation of the Pitman closeness probabilities between any two progressive censoring schemes of the same size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-572
Number of pages10
JournalStatistical Methodology
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • BLUE
  • Optimal censoring scheme
  • Pitman closeness
  • Progressive censoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability

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