Estimation and testing in location-scale families of distributions

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. F. Lombard en
dc.contributor.author Potgieter, Cornelis Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-11T08:08:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-11T08:08:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-11T08:08:30Z
dc.date.submitted 2009-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3898
dc.description D.Phil. en
dc.description.abstract We consider two problems relating to location-scale families of distributions. Firstly, we consider methods of parameter estimation when two samples come from the same type of distribution, but possibly differ in terms of location and spread. Although there are methods of estimation that are asymptotically efficient, our interest is in fi…nding methods which also have good small-sample properties. Secondly, we consider tests for the hypothesis that two samples come from the same location-scale family. Both these problems are addressed using methods based on empirical distribution functions and empirical characteristic functions. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Parameter estimation en
dc.subject Statistical hypothesis testing en
dc.subject Distribution (Probability theory) en
dc.title Estimation and testing in location-scale families of distributions en
dc.type Thesis en

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