Smooth estimation of a reliability function in ranked set sampling

M. Mahdizadeh, Ehsan Zamanzade
2018 Figshare  
The authors develop a kernel-based estimator of a dynamic reliability measure for use with independent ranked set samples. The estimator is in the form of a ratio, whose numerator and denominator are shown to outperform their rivals based on simple random samples. Some asymptotic properties about the proposed estimator are also established. Simulation studies reveal finite-sample properties of the estimator. The technique is finally applied on an agricultural data set.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6740897 fatcat:4vt5jd43yzapromdfn3vepxvwq