A note on the use of prior interval v2803 information in constructing interval estimates for a gamma mean

Walter W. Piegorsch, Beth C. Gladen

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Abstract

Methods are presented for construction of interval estimates on the mean of a gamma distribution when there is some prior interval information as to the location of this parameter. The methods produce posterior intervals by constructing prior distributions for the mean parameter from the prior interval information. Both Bayesian and pseudo-Bayesian approaches for the construction of the priors are considered. These concepts are illustrated by an experiment assessing the operating characteristics of a laboratory chemical analyzer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalTechnometrics
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bayes credible interval
  • Inverse gamma prior distribution
  • Nuisance shape parameter
  • Uniform prior distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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