Note on a paradox in decision-theoretic interval estimation
AbstractCasella, Hwang and Robert, Statistica Sinica, 1993, consider a loss function that is a linear combination of the interval length and the indicator function that this interval includes the parameter of interest. They show that this leads to a confidence interval for the normal mean with paradoxical behavior. We show that a simple modification of this loss function removes this behavior.
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Volume (Year): 83 (2013)
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