Tests and confidence sets for comparing two mean residual life functions

R. L. Berger, D. D. Boos, F. M. Guess

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Abstract

The mean residual life function of a population gives an intuitive and interesting perspective on the aging process. Here we present new nonparametric methods for comparing mean residual life functions based on two independent samples. These methods have the flexibility to handle crossings of the functions and result in a new type of confidence set. We also discuss similar methods for comparison of median residual life functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-115
Number of pages13
JournalBiometrics
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Mean Residual Life Function
Confidence Set
Test Set
Residual Life
Nonparametric Methods
Intuitive
Flexibility
testing
methodology
Aging of materials
Population
sampling

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Berger, R. L., Boos, D. D., & Guess, F. M. (1988). Tests and confidence sets for comparing two mean residual life functions. Biometrics, 44(1), 103-115.

Tests and confidence sets for comparing two mean residual life functions. / Berger, R. L.; Boos, D. D.; Guess, F. M.

In: Biometrics, Vol. 44, No. 1, 1988, p. 103-115.

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Berger, RL, Boos, DD & Guess, FM 1988, 'Tests and confidence sets for comparing two mean residual life functions', Biometrics, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 103-115.
Berger, R. L. ; Boos, D. D. ; Guess, F. M. / Tests and confidence sets for comparing two mean residual life functions. In: Biometrics. 1988 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 103-115.
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