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Nonparametric Predictive Inference
for Multiple Comparisons

MATURI, TAHANI (2010) Nonparametric Predictive Inference
for Multiple Comparisons.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.



This thesis presents Nonparametric Predictive Inference (NPI) for several multiple comparisons problems. We introduce NPI for comparison of multiple groups of data including right-censored observations. Different right-censoring schemes discussed are early termination of an experiment, progressive censoring and competing risks. Several selection events of interest are considered including selecting the best group, the subset of best groups, and the subset including the best group. The proposed methods use lower and upper probabilities for some events of interest formulated in terms of the next future observation per group. For each of these problems the required assumptions are Hill's assumption A(n) and the generalized assumption rc-A(n) for right-censored data.

Attention is also given to the situation where only a part of the data range is considered relevant for the inference, where in addition the numbers of observations to the left and to the right of this range are known. Throughout this thesis, our methods are illustrated and discussed via examples with data from the literature.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Thesis Date:2010
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:13 May 2010 11:20

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