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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Publication details for Tahani Coolen-Maturi

Coolen-Maturi, T., Coolen-Schrijner, P. & Coolen, F.P.A. (2012). Nonparametric predictive multiple comparisons of lifetime data. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 41(22): 4164-4181.

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We consider lifetime experiments to compare units from different groups, where the units’ lifetimes may be right censored. Nonparametric predictive inference for comparison of multiple groups is presented, in particular lower and upper probabilities for the event that a specific group will provide the largest next lifetime. We include the practically relevant consideration that the overall lifetime experiment may be terminated at an early stage, leading to simultaneous right-censoring of all units still in the experiment.