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On the consistency of the maximum spacing method
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mathematical statistics.
1998 (English)In: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, ISSN 0378-3758, Vol. 70, no 2, 209-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main result of this paper is a consistency theorem for the maximum spacing method, a general method of estimating parameters in continuous univariate distributions, introduced by Cheng and Amin (J. Roy. Statist. Soc. Ser. A45 (1983) 394–403) and independently by Ranneby (Scand. J. Statist.11 (1984) 93–112). This main result generalizes a theorem of Ranneby (Scand. J. Statist.11 (1984) 93–112). Also, some examples are given, which shows that this estimation method works also in cases where the maximum likelihood method breaks down.

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Elsevier, 1998. Vol. 70, no 2, 209-224 p.
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estimation, sample spacings, maximum likelihood, maximum spacing method, maximum spacing estimate
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Probability Theory and Statistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81166DOI: 10.1016/S0378-3758(97)00185-7OAI: diva2:653043
Available from: 2013-10-02 Created: 2013-10-02 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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