Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Rieck , James
Bridges Jr. , William C.
This paper concerns robust parameter estimation of the two-parameter Weibull distribution and the two-parameter Birnbaum-Saunders distribution. We use the proposed method to estimate the distribution parameters from (i) complete samples with and without contamination (ii) type-II censoring samples, in both distributions. Also, we consider the maximum likelihood estimation and graphical methods to compare the maximum likelihood estimation and graphical method with the proposed method based on quantile. We find the advantages and disadvantages for those three different methods.
Zhao, Jing, "Robust Parameter Estimation in the Weibull and the Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution" (2012). All Theses. 1429.