This book offers a thorough and updated guide to the theory and methods of progressive censoring, an area that has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. The theory has developed quite nicely in some special cases having practical applications to reliability and quality.
The Art of Progressive Censoring is a valuable reference for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in applied statistics, quality control, life testing, and reliability. With its accessible style and concrete examples, the work may also be used as a textbook in an advanced undergraduate or a beginning graduate course on censoring or progressive censoring, as well as a supplementary textbook for a course on ordered data.
Table of ContentsPart I: Distribution Theory and Models.- Progressive censoring: Data and models.- Progressive Type-II censoring: Distribution theory.- Further distributional results on progressive Type-II censoring.- Progressive Type-I censoring: Basic properties.- Progressive hybrid censoring: Distributions and properties.- Adaptive progressive Type-II censoring and related models.- Moments of progressively Type-II censored order statistics.- Simulation of progressively censored order statistics.- Information Measures.- Progressive Type-II censoring under non-standard conditions.- Part II: Inference.- Linear estimation in progressive Type-II censoring.- Maximum likelihood estimation in progressive Type-II censoring.- Point estimation in progressive Type-I censoring.- Progressive hybrid and adaptive censoring and related inference.- Bayesian inference for progressively Type-II censored data.- Point prediction from progressively Type-II censored samples.- Statistical intervals for progressively Type-II censored data.- Progressive Type-I interval censored data.- Goodness-of-fit-tests in progressive Type-II censoring.- Counting and quantile processes and progressive censoring.- Nonparametric inferential issues in progressive Type-II censoring.- Part III: Applications in Survival Analysis and Reliability.- Acceptance sampling plans.- Accelerated life-testing.- Stress-strength models with progressively censored data.- Multi-sample models.- Optimal experimental designs.- Part IV: Appendices.- Appendix A: Distributions.- Appendix B: Additional demonstrative datasets.- Notation.- References.- Author index.- Subject index.