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Interval censored sampling plans for the gamma lifetime model


  • Lu, Wanbo
  • Tsai, Tzong-Ru


In this article, an acceptance sampling procedure for the gamma lifetime model is established under the interval censored test. Both producer and consumer risks are considered to develop the ordinary and approximate sampling plans with grouped data. Some of the proposed sampling plans are tabulated and the use of the tables is illustrated by an example. A sensitivity study is conducted to evaluate the influence of the length of the time interval on the proposed sampling plans.

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  • Lu, Wanbo & Tsai, Tzong-Ru, 2009. "Interval censored sampling plans for the gamma lifetime model," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 192(1), pages 116-124, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:192:y:2009:i:1:p:116-124

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    2. Zhenmin Chen & Jie Mi, 2001. "An approximate confidence interval for the scale parameter of the gamma distribution based on grouped data," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 285-299, July.
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    1. Fernández, Arturo J. & Pérez-González, Carlos J., 2012. "Optimal acceptance sampling plans for log-location–scale lifetime models using average risks," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 719-731.
    2. Fernández, Arturo J. & Correa-Álvarez, Cristian D. & Pericchi, Luis R., 2020. "Balancing producer and consumer risks in optimal attribute testing: A unified Bayesian/Frequentist design," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 286(2), pages 576-587.
    3. Fernández, Arturo J. & Pérez-González, Carlos J. & Aslam, Muhammad & Jun, Chi-Hyuck, 2011. "Design of progressively censored group sampling plans for Weibull distributions: An optimization problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 211(3), pages 525-532, June.
    4. Pérez-González, Carlos J. & Fernández, Arturo J. & Kohansal, Akram, 2020. "Efficient truncated repetitive lot inspection using Poisson defect counts and prior information," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 287(3), pages 964-974.
    5. Carlos Pérez-González & Arturo Fernández, 2013. "Classical versus Bayesian risks in acceptance sampling: a sensitivity analysis," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 1333-1350, June.
    6. Lee‐Shen Chen & Ming‐Chung Yang & TaChen Liang, 2015. "Bayesian sampling plans for exponential distributions with interval censored samples," Naval Research Logistics (NRL), John Wiley & Sons, vol. 62(7), pages 604-616, October.
    7. Xun Xiao & Amitava Mukherjee & Min Xie, 2016. "Estimation procedures for grouped data – a comparative study," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(11), pages 2110-2130, August.
    8. Fernández, Arturo J., 2012. "Minimizing the area of a Pareto confidence region," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 221(1), pages 205-212.
    9. Fernández, Arturo J., 2017. "Economic lot sampling inspection from defect counts with minimum conditional value-at-risk," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 258(2), pages 573-580.


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