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Interval estimators for reliability: the bivariate normal case


  • Alessandro Barbiero


This paper proposes procedures to provide confidence intervals (CIs) for reliability in stress--strength models, considering the particular case of a bivariate normal set-up. The suggested CIs are obtained by employing either asymptotic variances of maximum-likelihood estimators or a bootstrap procedure. The coverage and the accuracy of these intervals are empirically checked through a simulation study and compared with those of another proposal in the literature. An application to real data is provided.

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  • Alessandro Barbiero, 2012. "Interval estimators for reliability: the bivariate normal case," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(3), pages 501-512, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:japsta:v:39:y:2012:i:3:p:501-512
    DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2011.602055

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