Abstract:A new generalized two-parameter Lindley distribution which offers more flexibility in modeling lifetime data is proposed and some of its mathematical properties such as the density function, cumulative distribution function, survival function, hazard rate function, mean residual life function, moment generating function, quantile function, moments, Renyi entropy and stochastic ordering are obtained. The maximum likelihood estimation method was used in estimating the parameters of the proposed distribution and a simulation study was carried out to examine the performance and accuracy of the maximum likelihood estimators of the parameters. Finally, an application of the proposed distribution to a real lifetime data set is presented and its fit was compared with the fit attained by some existing lifetime distributions.
Abstract: Ranked set sampling and some of its variants have been applied successfully in different areas of applications such as industrial statistics, economics, environmental and ecological studies, biostatistics, and statistical genetics. Ranked set sampling is a sampling method that more efficient than simple random sampling. Also, it is well known that Fisher information of a ranked set sample (RSS) is larger than Fisher information of a simple random sample (SRS) of the same size about the unknown parameter of the underlying distribution in parametric inference. In this paper, we consider the Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern (FGM) family and study the information measures such as Shannon’s entropy, Rényi entropy, mutual information, and Kullback-Leibler (KL) information of RSS data. Also, we investigate their properties and compare them with a SRS data.
The Topp-Leone distribution is an attractive model for life testing and reliability studies as it acquires a bathtub shaped hazard function. In this paper, we introduce a new family of distributions, depending on Topp–Leone random variable as a generator, called the Type II generalized Topp– Leone–G (TIIGTL-G) family. Its density function can be unimodel, leftskewed, right-skewed, and reversed-J shaped, and has increasing, decreasing, upside-down, J and reversed-J hazard rates. Some special models are presented. Some of its statistical properties are studied. Explicit expressions for the ordinary and incomplete moments, quantile and generating functions, Rényi entropy and order statistics are derived. The method of maximum likelihood is used to estimate the model parameters. The importance of one special model; namely; the Type II generalized Topp–Leone exponential is illustrated through two real data sets.