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Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data

Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data
Author: Jerald F. Lawless
ISBN 13: 9780471372158
ISBN 10: 471372153
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 2002-11-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 664
List Price: $194.00

Doubling as a reference work and as a textbook for advanced students, this book provides a unified treatment of the models and methods used to analyze lifetime data. Chapters concentrate on topics like: observation schemes, censoring, and likelihood; non-parametric and graphical procedures; inference procedures for parametric models; inference procedures for log-location-scale distribution; parametric regression models; semi-parametric multiplicative hazards regression models; rank-type and other semi-parametric procedures for log- location-scale models; multiple modes of failure; goodness-of-fit tests; and, multivariate and related analyses. Key concepts are illustrated with extensive examples from engineering and the biomedical sciences. Lawless teaches statistics and actuarial science at the University of Waterloo. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR