IJASE  2018/01
Volume 15, No. 1 : 47-57
Prediction for a Future Number of Failures Based on Right-Censored Data with Indeterminate Survival Times and Censoring

B. L. Leea*, Steven M. Crunka, Maheen Khanb and William B. Fairleyc
aDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
bCengage Learning, San Francisco, CA, USA
cAnalysis & Inference, Inc., Springfield, PA, USA

Abstract: We consider parametric inference for right-censored data where the survival times and the corresponding censoring status cannot be determined from the data. We develop point and interval prediction for a future number of surviving units. The performance of the proposed methods are assessed by means of a simulation study, and an application of the proposed methods is illustrated using a real data set.

Keywords:  Right-censored data; parametric; survival distribution; loss function; prediction interval

 *Corresponding author; e-mail:  beeleng.lee@sjsu.ed
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