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Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)
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Thesis (open access)
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In this thesis, new classes of distributions namely: exponentiated Kumaraswamy-Dagum (EKD), Log-exponentiated Kumaraswamy-Dagum (Log-EKD), McDonald Log-logistic (McLLog) and Gamma-Dagum (GD) distributions are presented. A thorough and comprehensive investigation of these classes of distributions is conducted. Mathematical properties of these classes of distributions including series expansion, hazard and reverse hazard functions, moments, generating functions, mean and median deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves, distribution of order statistics, moments of order statistics and entropies are presented. Estimation of parameters of these distributions via maximum likelihood technique, Fisher information and asymptotic confidence intervals are given. Maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of the exponentiated Kumaraswamy-Dagum distribution for censored data is constructed. Real data examples are presented to illustrate the usefulness and applicability of these proposed classes of distributions.
Huang, Shujiao, "Generalized Classes of Distributions with Applications to Income and Lifetime Data" (2014). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 1158.
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