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Communications in Statistics:
Theory and Methods

Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 1, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

A Note on the Kurtosis Ordering of the Generalized Secant Hyperbolic Distribution ... 1
I. Klein and M. Fischer*
matthias.fischer@wiso.uni-erlangen.de

Inference

Estimating Probability Distributions by Observing Betting Practices ... 8
C. Lynch* and D. Barry
clynch@canada.com

Exact Tests in Panel Data Using Generalized P-Values ... 18
H.B. Zhao*
zstatistics1978@yahoo.com

An Exact Test for U-Shaped Alternatives of Location Parameters: The Exponential Distribution Case ... 37
A. Abebe and P. Singh*
singhparm@gmail.com

Test of Homogeneity for Some Population Models Based on Counting Processes ... 46
R. Fierro*
rfierro@ucv.cl

Linear Models and Regression Analysis

On Sum Decompositions of Weighted Least-Squares Estimators for the Partitioned Linear Model ... 55
Y. Tian* and Y. Takane
yongge@mail.shufe.edu.cn

The Research on Two Kinds of Restricted Biased Estimators Based on Mean Squared Error Matrix ... 70
H. Yang and Z. Chunmei*
zhangchunmeil76@tom.com

Categorical Data Analysis

Likelihood Ratio Test Against Stochastic Order in Three Way Contingency Tables ... 81
Y. Feng* and J. Wang
yanqf2008@yahoo.com.cn

Multivariate Analysis

Asymptotic Expansions for the Distributions of Maximum and Sum of Quasi-Independent Hotelling's T2 Statistics Under Nonnormality ... 97
Y. Kakizawa*
kakizawa@econ.hokudai.ac.jp

Predictive Influence of Variables in a Multivariate Distribution in Presence of Perfect Multicollinearity ... 121
Md. N. M. Mollah* and S. K. Bhattacharjee
mnhmollah@yahoo.co.in

A Note on Sufficient Conditions for Valid Unmodified $t$ Testing in Correlation Analysis with Autocorrelated and Heteroscedastic Sample Data ... 137
P. Dutilleul*
pierre.dutilleul@mcgill.ca

Quality Control

Attribute Control Chart for Multivariate Poisson Distribution ... 146
J-E. Chiu* and T-I. Kuo
chiuje@yuntech.edu.tw


Communications in Statistics:
Theory and Methods

Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 2, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

New Measures of Central Tendency and Variability of Continuous Distributions ... 159
Z. Fabian*
zdenek@cs.cas.cz

Asymptotic Tail Properties of Student's t-Distribution ... 175
H. Finner*, T. Dickhaus and M. Roters
finner@ddz.uni-duesseldorf.de

Inference

Some Applications of the Rao Distance to Shrinkage Estimators ... 180
M. H. J. Gruber*
mjgsma@rit.edu

Saddlepoint Approximation for the Distribution of the Modified Signed Root of Likelihood Ratio Statistics Near the Mean ... 194
J. Zhang* and J.E. Kolassa
janezh@stat.rutgers.edu

Confidence Intervals for Linear Function of Variance Components in Two-Fold Nested Random Effects Model ... 204
X. Li*
xmli@sdu.edu.cn

Regression Analysis

Poisson Regression and the Case-Crossover Design: Similarities and Differences ... 213
W. Navidi*
wnavidi@mines.edu

Bayesian Inference of the Regression Model with Error Terms Following the Exponential Power Distribution and Unbiasedness of the LAD Estimator ... 221
H. Tsurumi* and H. Shimizu
tsurumi@econ.rutgers.edu

Inverse Regression in Binary Response LDV Model ... 233
J. Ma*, X. Xu and J. Zhao
jianjunmark2006@163.com

Shrinkage Estimators of Intercept Parameters of Two Simple Regression Models with Suspected Equal Slopes ... 247
S. Khan*
khans@usq.edu.au

Improved Score Tests in Symmetric Linear Regression Models ... 261
M. A. Uribe-Opazo, S. L. P. Ferrari* and G. M. Cordeiro
sferrari@ime.usp.br

Survival Analysis

Fitting a Semi-Parametric Mixture Model for Competing Risks in Survival Data ... 277
G. Escarela* and R. Bowater
ge@xanum.uam.mx

Nonparametric Estimation of Multiplicative Counting Process Intensity Functions with an Application to the Beijing SARS Epidemic ... 294
F. Chen*, R. M. Huggins, K. F. Lam and P. S. F. Yip
fngchen@hkusua.hku.hk


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 3, 2008

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Inference

Confidence Bounds for Positive Ratios of Normal Random Variables ... 307
D.M. Ennis*, J.M. Ennis, J. Palen and R.E. Lampe
ifpress@cs.com

On Robust and Efficient Estimation of the Center of Symmetry ... 318
H.D. Bondell*
bondell@stat.ncsu.edu

A Note on Support Vector Density Estimation for the Deconvolution Problem ... 328
S. Lee* and R.L. Taylor
shlee1@daegu.ac.kr

Search of Good Rotation Patterns to Improve the Precision of Estimates at Current Occasion ... 337
G.N. Singh* and K. Priyanka
gnsingh_ism@yahoo.com

Regression Analysis

Multivariate Linear Regression Model with Elliptically Contoured Distributed Errors and Monotone Missing Dependent Variables ... 349
A. Batsidis and K. Zografos*
kzograf@uoi.gr

Wavelets for Nonparametric Stochastic Regression with Mixing Stochastic Process ... 373
H. Doosti*, M. Afshari and H.A. Niroumand
doosti@wali.um.ac.ir

A Remark on the Paper ``A Note On Directional Dependence in Regression Setting" By Engin A. Sungur ... 386
M.V. Muddapur*
muddapurmv@yahoo.co.in

Bayesian Inference in Generalized Error and Generalized Student-t Regression Models ... 388
E.G. Tsionas*
tsionas@aueb.gr

Times Series Analysis

Time Series Modeling of Degradation Due to Outdoor Weathering ... 408
V. Chan* and W. Q. Meeker
victor.chan@wwu.edu

On the Monitoring of Autocorrelated Linear Profiles ... 425
R. Noorossana, A. Amiri* and P. Soleimani
amirhosein_amiri2003@yahoo.com

Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Model Validity

Smooth Goodness-of-Fit Specification Tests Under the Lagrange Multiplier Principle ... 443
S. Byoun*
Soku_Byoun@baylor.edu

Bringing Closure to the Plotting Position Controversy ... 460
L. Makkonen*
lasse.makkonen@vtt.fi


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 4, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

On a Generalization of Bivariate Cauchy Distribution ... 469
A. Jamalizadeh* and N. Balakrishnan
ahad_jamal@yahoo.com

Ordered Data Analysis

A Note on Regression of Order Statistics ... 475
M.K. Sadegh*
mkhanjari@birjand.ac.ir

Shannon Information Properties of the Endpoints of Record Coverage ... 481
J. Ahmadi* and M. Fashandi
ahmadi@math.um.ac.ir

Regression Analysis

Phi-Divergence Test Statistics for Testing Linear Hypothesis in Logistic Regression Models ... 494
M.L. Menndez, J.A. Pardo and L. Pardo*
leandro_pardo@math.ucm.es

The Mean Squared Error Optimum Design Criterion for Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Regression Models ... 508
T. Daimon*
daimon@u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp

Randomized Fixed Design Regression Under Long-Range Dependent Errors ... 520
A. Bryk and J. Mielniczuk*
jmiel@ipipan.waw.pl

Ridge Regression Estimation for Survey Samples ... 532
M. Park* and M. Yang
mpark2@korea.ac.kr

Developing Ridge Parameters for SUR Model ... 544
M.A. Alkhamisi and G. Shukur*
ghazi.shukur@ihh.hj.se

Time Series Analysis

Testing a Unit Root Based on Aggregate Time Series ... 565
P. Teles*, W.W.S. Wei and E.M. Hodgess
pteles@fep.up.pt

Statistical Properties of Model-Based Signal Extraction Diagnostic Tests ... 591
T. McElroy*
tucker.s.mcelroy@census.gov

Survival Analysis

Identifying Nonproportional Covariates in the Cox Model ... 617
D. Kraus*
david.kraus@matfyz.cz

 


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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 5, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

Preservation of Some Aging Properties and Stochastic Orders by Weighted Distributions ... 627
N. Mishra, N. Gupta* and I.D. Dhariyal
guptan@iitk.ac.in

The Generalized Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution and It's Theory, Methodology and Application ... 645
A. Sanhueza, V. Leiva* and N. Balakrishnan
victor.levia@uv.cl

Moment Information for Probability Distributions, Without Solving the Moment problem. II: Where is the Mode? ... 671
P.N. Gavriliadis*
pmath@central.ntua.gr

Ordered Data Analysis

Fisher Information in Type II Progressive Censored Samples ... 682
Z.A. Abo-Eleneen*
zaher_aboeleneen@yahoo.com

Estimation of P(X>Y) Using Record Values in the One and Two Parameter Exponential Distributions ... 692
A. Baklizi*
abaklizi@qu.edu.qa

Inference

A Non-Randomized, NonConservative Version of the Fisher-Exact Test ... 699
E.A. Van der Meulen*
egbert.vandermeulen@ferring.com

Minimax Asymptotic Mean-Squared-Error of L-Estimators of Scale Parameter ... 709
D. Szatmari-Voicu*
dsvoicu@utep.edu

Change Point Estimation with Independence Observations and Piece-wise Continuous Variance Function ... 722
M. Last*
michael.last@gmail.com

A Note of Wavelet Variance ... 737
X. Du*
xunmingd@gwmail.gbcnv.edu

Categorical Data Analysis

Highly Efficient Designs for Logistic Models with Categorical Variables ... 746
F. Tekle*, F. Tan and M. Berger
fetene.bekele@stat.unimaas.nl

Chance Corrected Measures of Reliability and Validity in 2 2 Tables ... 760
A. Martin Andres* and P. Femia-Marzo
amartina@ugr.es

Regression Analysis and Linear Models

A New Approach to Least Median of Squares and Regression Through the Origin ... 773
Y. Kayhan* and S. Gunay
ykayhan@hacettepe.edu.tr

On the Expressions of Estimability in Testing General Linear Hypotheses ... 782
J. Hu* and S. Shi
frank.jianhuahu@gmail.com

Time Series Analysis

Bayesian Identification of Multivariate Autoregressive Processes ... 791
S.M. Shaarawy* and S.S. Ali
ssamir50@hotmail.com

Statistics in Genetics

Interval Mapping for Quantitative Trait Loci Detection in Finite Mixture Models with General Kernel Functions ... 803
X. Wu, H. Chen* and Y. Liu
hchen@bgsu.edu


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 6, 2008

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Inference

Parameter Estimation for the Discrete Stable Family ... 815
L. Barabesi*, M. Marcheselli and A. Baccini
barabesi@unisi.it

Monitoring Field Variability Using Confidence Interval for Coefficient of Variation ... 831
G. Taye and P. Njuho*
njuhop@ukzn.ac.za

Sample Size and Power Calculations for Left-Truncated Normal Distribution ... 847
S. Ren*, H. Chu and S. Lai
s.ren@unsw.edu.au

Kshirsagar Type Lower Bounds for Mean Squared Error of Prediction ... 861
M. Qin and T.K. Nayak*
tapan@gwu.edu

Corrected Estimators in Extended Quasi-likelihood Models ... 873
G.M. Cordeiro* and C.G.B. Demtrio
gausscordeiro@uol.com.br

Smoothed Extreme Value Estimators of Non-Uniform Point Processes Boundaries with Application to Star-Shaped Supports Estimation ... 881
S. Girard* and L. Menneteau
stephane.girard@inrialpes.fr

Ordered Data Analysis

Unbiased Estimation of P(X > Y) For Exponential Populations Using Order Statistics With Application in Ranked Set Sampling ... 898
S. Sengupta* and S. Mukhuti
samindras@yahoo.co.in

Regression Analysis

Assessing Ordinal Logistic Regression Models Via Nonparametric Smoothing ... 917
K-C. Lin* and Y-J. Chen
t20053@mail.tut.edu.tw

Linear Models

Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Linear Models for Longitudinal Data with Inequality Constraints ... 931
J. Xu* and J. Wang
xj2002nju@yahoo.com.cn

Reference Priors for Matrix-Variate Dynamic Linear Models ... 947
K. Triantafyllopoulos*
k.triantafyllopoulos@sheffield.ac.uk

Time Series Analysis

Smoothing Time Series with Local Polynomial Regression on Time ... 959
J. Ledolter*
johannes-ledolter@uiowa.edu

Multivariate Analysis

Multivariate Exponential Power Distributions as Mixtures of Normal Distribution with Bayesian Applications ... 972
M.A. Gmez-Villegas* E. Gmez-Snchez-Manzano and J. Marin
ma.gv@mat.ucm.es

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor ... 986
H. Gmez*, F. J. Torres and H. Bolfarine
hgomez@mat.uda.cl


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 7, 2008

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Ordered Data Analysis

Characterizations by Power Contractions of Order Statistics ... 987
J. Navarro*
jorgenav@um.es

Inference

A Note on the Poisson Likelihood Ratio Test Statistics for Kulldorff's Scan Methods ... 998
S. Fraker*, W. Woodall and H. Burkom
sfraker@vt.edu

A New Generalized p-Value and Its Upper Bound for ANOVA Under Unequal Error Variances ... 1002
L. Xu* and S. Wang
xulw2000@yahoo.com.cn

Parameter Estimation of Self-Similar Spatial Covariogram Models ... 1011
M.P. Fras, M.D. Ruiz-Medina*, F.J. Alonso and J.M. Angulo
mruiz@ugr.es

Bayesian Inference

Empirical Bayes and Hierarchical Bayes Estimation of Skew Normal Populations ... 1024
N.K. Bansal*, M. Maadooliat and X. Wang
naveen.bansal@marquette.edu

Sampling Theory

A Family of Estimators of Population Mean Using Auxiliary Information in Stratified Sampling ... 1038
H.P. Singh and G.K. Vishwakarma*
vishwakg@rediffmail.com

Regression Analysis

Asymptotic Expansion in Reduced Rank Regression Under Normality and Nonnormality ... 1051
H. Ogasawara*
hogasa@res.otaru-uc.ac.jp

Linear Models

Multiple Cases Deletion Diagnostics for Linear Mixed Models ... 1071
T. Zewotir*
zewotir@ukzn.ac.za

Ranking and Selection Methodology

Curtailment Procedure for Selecting Among Bernoulli Populations ... 1085
E.M. Buzaianu* and P. Chen
e.buzaianu@unf.edu

Statistical Process Control
 

Identifying Variables Contributing to Outliers in Phase 1 ... 1103
R.L. Mason*, Y-M Chou and J.C. Young
rmason@swri.org

Reliability Analysis

On the Mean Past and the Mean Residual Life Under Double Monitoring ... 1119
M.H. Poursaeed and A. R. Nematollahi*
nematollahi@susc.ac.ir

Mean Past and Mean Residual Life Functions of a Parallel System with Non Identical Components ... 1134
M. Khanjari Sadegh*
mkhanjari@birjand.ac.ir


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 8, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

Gamma Mixture Bimodality, Inflexions and L-Moments ... 1147
E. Ahmed, M.N. Goria and A. Hussein*
ahussein@uwindsor.ca

Ordered Data Analysis

Single and Product Moments of Generalized Order Statistics from Linear Exponential Distribution ... 1162
A. El-Baset A. Ahmad
abahmad2002@yahoo.com

Inference

Explicit Formula for Constructing Binomial Confidence Interval with Guaranteed Coverage Probability ... 1173
X. Chen*, K. Zhou and J.L. Aravena
chan@ece.lsu.edu

ε-admissible Estimators for Normal and Poisson Means ... 1181
Y-P. Chang, W-T. Huang* and H. Wang
akenwt@yahoo.com.tw

How Often Likelihood Ratios are Misleading in Sequential Trials ... 1193
J.D. Blume*
jblume@stat.brown.edu

Martingale Type Statistics Applied to Change Points Detection ... 1207
A. Vexler*
avexler@buffalo.edu

Linear Models

Generalized Inference for a Class of Linear Models Under Heteroscedasticity ... 1225
S. Xiong*, W. Mu and X. Xu
xiong@amss.ac.in

Log-linear Modeling Under Generalized Inverse Sampling Scheme ... 1237
S. Lahiri* and S.K. Dhar
s128@njit.edu

Design of Experiments

Some Properties of Semifolding Designs ... 1245
P-H. Huang*, P-H. Liau, C-S. Liau and C-T. Lee
phhuang@nknucc.nknu.edu.tw

Optimal Fractional Factorial Plans Using Finite Porjective Geometry ... 1258
M.L. Aggarwal*, L-Y. Deng and M.D. Mazumder
maggarwl@memphis.edu

Time Series Analysis

Fractionally Integrated Separable Spatial Autoregressive (FISSAR) Model and Some of It's Properties ... 1266
M. Shitan*
mahen@fsas.upm.edu.my

Semiparametric Density Estimation for Time Series with Multiplicative Adjustment ... 1274
K. Wang* and L. Lin
wkp@sdu.edu.cn

Survival Analysis

Adaptive Estimation of Hazard Rate with Censored Data ... 1284
E. Brunel and F. Comte*
fabienne.comte@univ-paris5.fr

Applied Probability

On Discrete Time Semi-Markov Chains and Applications in Words Occurrences ... 1306
O. Chryssaphinou, M. Karaliopoulou and N. Limnios*
nikolaos.limnios@utc.fr
 


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 9, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

A Generalization of the Half-Normal Distribution with Applications to Lifetime Data ... 1323
K. Cooray and M.M.A. Ananda*
mananda@ccmail.nevada.edu

Dependence Structure of a Class of Symmetric Distributions ... 1338
J. Yao and T. Hu*
thu@ustc.edu.cn

Ordered Data Analysis

On A Characterization of Generalized Pareto Distribution Based on Generalized Order Statistics ... 1347
M. Tavangar and M. Asadi*
m.asadi@stat.ui.ac.ir

Estimating for Pareto Model Using General Progressive Censored Data and Asymmetric Loss ... 1353
A.A. Soliman*
a_a_sol@hotmail.com

Inference

Sufficient Conditions for the Existence of a Solution for the Log-Likelihood Equations in the Three-Parameter Gamma Distribution ... 1371
G. Tzavelas*
tzafor@unipi.gr

Existence of Optimal Weighted Least Squares Estimate for 3-parametric Exponential Model ... 1383
F. Dubeau* and Y. Mir
francois.dubeau@usherbrooke.ca

Penalty for Ill-Posed Inverse Problems ... 1399
J.M. Loubes*
jean-michel.loubes@math.univ-montp2.fr

Bayesian Modeling and Inference

Bayesian Model Selection: Measuring the Chi2 Discrepancy ... 1412
J. De la Horra
julian.delahorra@uam.es

Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Fitting Automobile Claim Frequency Data ... 1425
E. Gmez-Dniz*, J.M. Sarabia, J.M. Prez-Snchez and F.J. Vzquez-Polo
egomez@dmc.ulpgc.es

Regression Analysis

A Useful Matrix Decomposition and it's Statistical Applications in Linear Regression ... 1436
J. Isotalo*, S. Puntanen and G.P.H. Styan
jarkko.isotalo@uta.fi

Reliability and Survival Analysis

Relationship Between the Cox, Lehmann, Weibull and Accelerated Lifetime Models ... 1458
Q. Yu*, R. Chappell, Y. Hsu, G. Wong and M. Mazur
qyu@math.binghamton.edu

Measures and Characteristics

On Central Tendency and Dispersion Measures for Intervals and Hypercubes ... 1471
M. Chavent* and J. Saracco
marie.chavent@math.u-bordeaux1.fr

Processes and Applications

Some Theoretical Properties of the Geometric and α-series Processes ... 1483
W.J. Braun, W. Li and Y.Q. Zhao
braun@stats.uwo.ca


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 10, 2008

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Probability Theory

Weak Hlder Convergence of Smoothed Uniform Quantile Process ... 1497
H. Djamel*
djhamad@yahoo.fr

Ordered Data Analysis

Estimation of The Parameters of Type-I Generalized Logistic Distribution Using Order Statistics ... 1506
N.V. Sreekumar and P. Yageen Thomas*
yageenthomas@rediffmail.com

Nonparametric Confidence Intervals and Tolerance Limits Based on Minima and Maxima ... 1525
M. Razmkhah, J. Ahmadi* and B. Khatib
ahmadi@math.um.ac.ir

On the Max-Domain of Attraction of Type III Elliptical Triangular Arrays ... 1543
E. Hashorva*
enkelejd.hashorva@allianz-suisse.ch

Inference

Empirical Likelihood Confidence Region for the Parameter in a Partially Linear Errors-In-Variables Model ... 1552
G. Li* and L. Xue
l_gaorong@emails.bjut.edu.cn

Optimum Mixture Design Using Deficiency Criterion ... 1565
M. Pal* and N. Mandal
manishapal2@rediffmail.com

Regression Analysis

The Significance Level of Meta-Regression's Standard Hypothesis Test ... 1576
D. Jackson*
daniel.jackson@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk

Time Series Analysis

Local Estimation in AR Models with Nonparametric ARCH Errors ... 1591
F. Zhu* and D. Wang
zfk8010@163.com

Multivariate Analysis

Approximations of the Distributions of Test Statistics for Homogeneity of a Product Multinomial Model ... 1610
N. Taneichi* and Y. Sekiya
taneichi@sci.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Hypothesis Tests for Covariance Analysis Models for Circular Data ... 1632
R. Artes*
rinaldoa@isp.edu.br

Biostatistics

Quasi-likelihood Approach to Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Analysis ... 1641
C. Xie*, R.S. Singh, A.F. Desmond, X. Lu and E. Ormsby
xie@ccc.mcmaster.ca

Reliability Analysis

Two-Sided M-Bayesian Credible Limits Method of Reliability Parameters and Its Applications ... 1659
M. Han*
hanming618@21.cn.com

Quality Control

Phase I Monitoring of Polynomial Profiles ... 1671
R. B. Kazemzadeh, R. Noorossana and A. Amiri*
amirhossein.amiri@gmail.com


Communications in Statistics:
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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 11, 2008

Special Issue on Statistics in the Technological Age


Guest Editors

Ramesh Gupta, University of Maine, USA
S.H. Ong, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

 

*Corresponding author

PREFACE ... 1687


Calibration Intervals in Linear Regression Models ... 1688
K.H. Ng* and A.H. Pooi
kokhaur@um.edu.my

Identification of Multiple Outliers in Logistic Regression ... 1697
A.H.M. Rahmatullah Imon* and A.S. Hadi
imon_ru@yahoo.com

Partial Ordering and Aging Properties of Order Statistics when the Sample Size is Random: A Brief Review ... 1710
A.K. Nanda and M. Shaked*
shaked@math.arizona.edu

Duality of the Multivariate Distributions of Marshall-Olkin Type and Tail Dependence ... 1721
H. Li*
lih@math.wsu.edu

Modeling Multilevel Survival Data using Frailty Models ... 1734
S. Kim and D.K. Dey*
dey@snet.net

Multivariate Process Variability Monitoring ... 1742
M.A. Djauhari*, M. Mashuri and D.E. Herwindati
maman@dns.math.itb.ac.id

On Some α-modified Binomial and Poisson Distributions and Their Applications ... 1755
S. Chakraborty*
subrata_arya@yahoo.co.in

Age-period-cumulative-environment Model for Analyzing (Age, Period)-tabulated Data on Breast Cancer Deaths ... 1770
N. Hanayama*
nob-hanayama@jcom.home.ne.jp

A Likelihood Integrated Method for Change Point Problem with Directional Data ... 1783
A. SenGupta* and A.K. Laha
amsseng@yahoo.co.in

On Mean Square Prediction Error Estimation in Small Area Estimation Problems ... 1792
S. Chen* and P. Lahiri
schen@rti.org

Derivation of Kurtosis and Option Pricing Formulas for Popular Volatility Models with Applications in Finance ... 1799
A. Thavaneswaran*, S. Peiris and J. Singh
thanvane@cc.umanitoba.ca

Estimation of Median in Two Phase Sampling using Two Auxiliary Variables ... 1815
S. Gupta*, J. Shabbir and S. Ahmad
sngupta@uncg.edu

 


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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 12, 2008

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Distributions, Models and Applications

A Property of Count Distributions in the Hinde-Demtrio Family ... 1823
C. Kokonendji*
celestin.kokonendji@univ-pau.fr

The Generalized Waring Process and Its Application ... 1835
E. Xekalaki* and M. Zografi
exek@aueb.gr

Inference

Expected Power for the False Discovery Rate with Independence ... 1855
D.H. Glueck*, K.E. Muller, A. Karimpour-Fard and L. Hunter
Deborah.Glueck@uchsc.edu

The Information Geometric Structure of Generalized Empirical Likelihood Estimators ... 1867
T. Nishimura and F. Komaki*
komaki@mist.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Inference on Overlap in Two Gaussian Populations: Equal Means Case ... 1880
Y.P. Chaubey*, D. Sen and S.N. Mishra
chaubey@alcor.concordia.ca

Nonparametric Inference

A Nonparametric Test for Interval-Censored Failure Time Data With Unequal Censoring ... 1895
C. Zhu, K.C. Yuen, J. Sun* and X. Zhao
sunj@missouri.edu

Linear Models and Analysis

Testing Serial Correlation in Partial Linear Errors-in-Variables Models Based on Empirical Likelihood ... 1905
F. Liu, G. Chen and M. Chen*
mchen@amss.ac.cn

Multivariate Analysis

Developing a Wide Easy-to-Generate Class of Bivariate Copulas ... 1919
N. Izady* and H. Mahlooji
navidit@yahoo.com

Screening for Multiple Target Detection ...1930
W. Cai* and P.Chen
wcai01@syr.edu

Goodness-of-fit Tests

A Powerful Method of Assessing the Fit of the Lognormal Distribution ... 1948
S. Meintanis*
simosmei@econ.uoa.gr

Quality Control

A Hypothesis Testing Procedure on Assessing Process Performance for Asymmetric Tolerances ... 1959
C-W. Wu* and Y.C. Chang
cweiwu@fcu.edu.tw

Applications to Bioinformatics

Spatial Matching of Multiple Configurations of Points with a Bioinformatics Application ... 1977
J. Marin* and C. Nieto
jmmarin@est-econ.uc3m.es


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Ordered Data Analysis

On Families of Distributions for Which Optimal Bounds on Expectations of GOS can be Derived ... 1997
M. Bieniek*
mbieniek@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl

Inference

An Applications of EM Algorithmic for a Change Point Problem ... 2010
N. Bansal*, H. Du and G. Hamedani
naveen.bansal@marquette.edu

A New Formula for Inclusion Probabilities in Median Ranked Set Sampling ... 2022
Y.A. Ozdemir* and F. Gokpinar
yaprak@gazi.edu.tr

Bayesian Inference

Bayesian Confidence Interval for the Difference of Two Proportions in the Matched-Paired Design ... 2034
L. Shi* and P. Bai
shi_lei65@hotmail.com

Empirical Bayes Estimation of Reliability in a Positive Exponential Family ... 2052
T. Liang*
liang@math.wayne.edu

Bayesian Spatial Modeling of Housing Prices Subject to a Localized Externality ... 2066
V. De Oliveira* and M. Ecker
victor.deoliveira@utsa.edu

Bayesian Inference and Forecasting in Dynamic Neural Networks with Fully Markov Switching Arch Noises ... 2079
R. Paroli* and L. Spezia
roberta.paroli@unicatt.it

Design of Experiments

Nearly Uniform Designs for Mixture Experiments ... 2095
P. Prescott*
p.prescott@soton.ac.uk

Multivariate Analysis

A Measure of Multivariate Kurtosis with Principal Components ... 2116
Y. Maruyama*
renraku704@yahoo.co.jp

Clinical Trials

Inference on the Minimum Effective Dose Using Binary Data ...2124
J. Chen*
jchen@bgnet.bgsu.edu

Quality Control

A Multivariate Synthetic Control Chart for Monitoring Processes Mean Vector ... 2136
V. Shute* and D. Shirke
vbghute_stats@rediffmail.com


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Distributions and Applications

A Proposal for a New Bound for Discrete Distributions ... 2149
H. Gzyl, P.L. Novi Inverardi* and A. Tagliani
pierluigi.noviinverardi@unitn.it

Probabilistic Applications of the Sclomilch Transformation ... 2162
R. Baker*
r.d.baker@salford.ac.uk

The Distribution of Sums of I.I.D. Pareto Random Variables with Arbitrary Shape Parameter ... 2177
C. Ramsay*
cramsay@unlnotes.unl.edu

Ordered Data Analysis

Random Contraction and Random Dilation of Generalized Order Statistics ... 2185
E. Beutner* and U. Kamps
eric.beutner@rwth-aachen.de

Posterior Regret Gamma Minimax Estimation and Prediction with Applications on K-Records data Under Entropy Loss Function ... 2202
A. Parsian* and M. Jafari Jozani
ahmad_p@khayam.ut.ac.ir

Inference

Testing the Difference of Two Binomial Proportions: Comparison of Continuity Corrections for Saddlepoint Approximation ... 2213
L. Xu* and J. Kolassa
luxu@stat.rutgers.edu

Bias Correction in Generalized Nonlinear Models with Dispersion Covariates ... 2219
G.M. Cordeiro* and M.C.Toyama Odo
gauss@ufrpe.br

Sampling Theory

Estimators for the Population Mean in the Case of Missing Data ... 2226
C. Kadilar* and H. Cingi
kadilar@haceteppe.edu.tr

Regression and Linear Models

MDL Mean Function Selection in Semiparametric Kernel Regression Models ... 2237
J. De Gooijer* and A. Yuan
j.g.degooijer@uva.nl

Penalized Spline Estimation for Varying-Coefficient Models ... 2249
Y. Lu*, R. Zhang and L. Zhu
yiqiang_lu@163.com

Time Series Analysis

Asymptotic Distributions of Innovation Density Estimators in Linear Processes ... 2262
Z. Lin, X-M. Shen* and C-y. Zhang
sxm.zju@gmail.com

Multivariate Analysis

An Extended Projection Data Depth and It's Applications to Discrimination ... 2276
X. Cui*
xcui@mail.sdu.edu.cn

Generalized Inferences on the Common Mean in MANOVA Models ... 2291
R-D. Ye* and W. Song-Gui
yerendao2003@163.com

Survival Analysis

Interlitter Response Variability in a Threshold Dose-response Model ... 2304
D. Hunt* and S. Rai
daniel.hunt@stjude.org

 


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Inference

A New Approach to the Estimation of Inter-Variable Correlation ... 2315
M. Sobel* and B. Mishra
marc.sobel@temple.edu

The Asymptotic Estimate of Ruin Probability Under a Class of Risk Model in the Presence of Heavy Trails ... 2331
J. Wei*, R. Wang and D. Yao
jiaqinwei@gmail.com

Least Squares Volatility Change Point Estimation for Partially Observed Diffusion Processes ... 2342
A. De Gregorio and S. Iacus*
stefano.iacus@unimi.it

Asymptotic Properties of the Maximum Quasi-Likelihood Estimator in Quasi-Likelihood Nonlinear Models ... 2358
T. Xia, F. Kong, S. Wang* and X. Wang
sfwang402@hotmail.com

Bayesian Inference

On Empirical Bayes Testing in a Discrete Life Model with Random Censoring ... 2369
T. Liang*
liang@math.wayne.edu

Bayesian Estimation of the Regression Model with Autocorrelated Errors Under Contamination ... 2382
M. Ibazizen* and N. Ait Mohammed
ibazizen@yahoo.fr

Ordered Data Analysis and Applications

Dependence Structure of Spacings of Order Statistics ... 2390
J. Yao, M. Burkschat, H. Chen and T. Hu*
thu@ustc.edu.cn

Two-Stage Cluster Sampling with Ranked Set Sampling in the Secondary Sampling Frame ... 2404
N. Nematollahi, M. Salehi* and R. Aliakbari Saba
salehi_m@cc.iut.ac.ir

Regression Analysis

Additive Regression Model for Continuous Time Processes ... 2416
M. Debbarh* and B. Maillot
debbarh@ccr.jussieu.fr

Some Asymptotic Properties of Ridge Regression in a System of Seemingly Unrelated Regression Equations ... 2433
K. Firinguetti* and H. Rubio
lfiringu@ubiobio.cl

Time Series Analysis

Dynamic Copula-Based Markov Time Series ... 2447
F. Abegaz* and U.V. Naik-Nimbalkar
fentaw@stats.unipune.ernet.in


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DISTRIBUTIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Block-Savits Characterization and Star Ordering of Exponential Mixtures ... 2461
J. Bartoszewicz* and M. Skolimowska
jarbar@math.uni.wroc.pl

Natural Exponential Families and Generalized Hypergeometric Measures ... 2472
I-L. Lu* and D. Richards
i-li.lu@boeing.com

ORDERED DATA ANALYSIS

L1-Limit of Trimmed Sums of Order Statistics From Location-Scale Distributions with Applications to Type-II Censored Data Analysis ... 2488
T.T. John* and P. Chen
thjohn@syr.edu

Some New Results on Likelihood Ratio Orderings for Spacings of Heterogeneous Exponential Random Variables ... 2506
T. Hu*, Q. Lu and S. Wen
thu@ustc.edu.cn

On Moments of k-Records from Discrete Distributions ... 2516
A. Dembinska* and K. Danielak
dembinsk@mini.pw.edu.pl

SAMPLING THEORY

IPPS Sampling Plans Excluding Adjacent Units ... 2532
R. Parsad*, B. Mandal and V. Gupta
rajender@iasri.res.in

REGRESSION ANALYSIS

Empirical Likelihood Ratio Test For a Change-Point in Linear Regression Model ... 2551
Y. Liu, C. Zou and R. Zhang*
zhrch@nankai.edu.cn

Estimation of Slope for Linear Regression Model with Uncertain Prior Information and Student-t Error ... 2564
S. Khan* and A.K.Md.E. Saleh
khans@usq.edu.au

MIXED MODELS AND ANALYSIS

Estimating Moments in Linear Mixed Models ... 2582
L.X. Zhu*, P. Wu and Y. Fang
lzhu@hkbu.edu.hk

SURVIVAL ANALYSIS

An Inverse-Probability-Weighted Approach to the Estimation of Successive Duration Times Under Left-Truncation and Right-Censoring ... 2595
P-s. Shen* and Y-f. Yan
psshen@thu.edu.tw

CLINICAL TRIALS

Some Properties for a Simplified Cox Binary Model ... 2606
D. Bruce*
daniel.bruce@stat.su.se

ECONOMETRIC APPLICATIONS

The Third Order Bias of Nonlinear Estimators ... 2617
G. Kundhi* and P. Rilstone
gkundhi@connect.carleton.ca

ACTUARIAL APPLICATIONS

Upper Bounds for Ruin Probabilities of the Entrance-Based Risk Model ... 2634
F. Chen*, J. Zhu and Z. Li
fengchen@hkusua.hku.hk

QUALITY CONTROL

EWMA Charts for Multivariate Output: Some Stochastic Ordering Results ... 2652
M. Morais, Y. Okhrin*, A. Pacheco and W. Schmid
okhrin@euv-frankfurt-o.de

 


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DISTRIBUTION THEORY

Measuing Kurtosis by Right and Left Inequality Orders ... 2665
A.M. Fiori*
anna.fiori@unimib.it

INFERENCE

Fitting A Curve to a Confidence Interval ... 2681
R.J. Blodgett*
robert.blodgett@fda.hhs.gov

U-Statistic Based Modified Information Criterion for Change Point Problems ... 2687
J. Pan* and J. Chen
jianmin.pan@stjude.org

Partitioning with Respect to a Control: Unequal Sample Sizes Case ... 2713
E. Bofinger, P.L. Graham* and K.L. Mengersen
pgraham@efs.mq.edu.au

LINEAR AND NONLINEAR MODELS

Covariance Matrix Formalus for Exponential Family Nonlinear Models ... 2724
G.M. Cordeiro* and R.G. Santana
gauss@deinfo.ufrpe.br

TIME SERIES ANALYSIS

Asymptotic Results of Nonparametirc Conditional Quantile Estimator for Functional Time Series ... 2735
E. Ould-Said* and M. Ezzahrioui
ouldsaid@lmpa.univ-littoral.fr

CLINICAL TRIALS

Stratified Logrank Test of No Randomized Treatment Effect With Missing Stratum Information ... 2760
J-F. Dupuy*
jean_francois.dupuy@math.ups.tlse.fr

Asymptotic Result for a Generalized Polya Urn with "Multi-Updating" and Applications to Clinical Trials ... 2777
F. Leisen* and I. Crimaldi
fabrizio.leisen@unimore.it

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS AND ALGORITHMS

An EM Based Viterbi Approximation Algorithm For Mixed-State Latent Factor Models ... 2795
M. Saidane* and C. Lavergne
saidane@math.univ-montp2.fr


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Ordered Data Analysis

Fast Computation by Block Permanents of Cumulative Distribution Functions of Order Statistics from Several Populations ... 2815
D. Glueck*, A. Karimpour-Fard, J. Mandel, L. Hunter and K. Muller
deborah.glueck@uchsc.edu

Inference

Permutation Matrix with Application to Optimal Invariant Quadratic Prediction in Finite Populations ... 2825
L. Xu-Qing*, R. Jian-Ying and G. Feng
liuxuqing@gmail.com

Orthogonal Locally Ancillary Estimating Functions with Application to Stratified Clustered Data ... 2836
M. Wang* and J. Hanfelt
mwang@jimmy.harvard.edu

Estimation of P(Y < X) for the 3-Parameter Generalized Exponential Distribution ... 2854
M.Z. Raqab*, M.T. Madi and D. Kundu
mraqab@ju.edu.jo

A Bayesian Test for the Mean of the Power Exponential Distribution ... 2865
M.A* Gmez-Villegas, J. Portela and L. Sanz
ma.gv@mat.ucm.es

Nonparametric Inference

Nonparameteric Testing of an Exclusion Restriction in Quantile Regression ... 2877
B. Li*
libo@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn

Relative Errors of Difference-Based Variance Estimators in Nonparametric Regression ... 2890
T. Tong*, A. Liu and Y. Wang
tiejun.tong@colorado.edu

Multivariate Analysis

A Mixed Bivariate Distribution Connected with Geometric Maxima of Exponential Variables ... 2903
T.J. Kozubowski* and A.K. Panorska
tkozubow@unr.edu

Absolutely Continuous Copulas with Given Diagonal Sections ... 2924
F. Durante* and P. Jaworski
fabrizio.durante@jku.at

Mixture Representation of the Maximum Entropy Density Through Archimedean Copulas ... 2943
J. Rodrigues*
vjosemar@power.ufscar.br

Reliability and Survival Analysis

A Mixture Model of Proportional Reversed Hazard Rate ... 2953
X. Li* and Z. Li
xhli@lzu.edu.cn

Presmoothed Estimation with Left Truncated and Right Censored Data ... 2964
M.A. Jacome* and M.d.C. Iglesias-Prez
majacome@udc.es

Limit Theory

Large Deviations for Sums of Independent Non-Identically Distributed Random Variables ... 2984
J. Robinson* and V. Petrov
johnr@maths.usyd.edu.au

STATISTICS IN GENETICS

A Statistical Procedure for Detecting Highly Correlated Genes with a Pre-Specified Candidate Gene in Microarray Analysis ... 2991
A. A. Ding, J. Ling, T. Niu*
tniu@hsph.harvard.edu