Search for dissertations about: "interval censoring"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words interval censoring.

  1. 1. EM Estimation in Phase Type Models

    Author : Marita Olsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : phase type distributions; coxian distribution; EM algorithm; I-divergence; density estimation; right censoring; interval censoring; standard error estimation; asymptotic theory; jackknife; relapse clinical trials; survival data; hidden Markov chain; I-divergence;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four articles whose theme in common is the class of phase type distributions. In the first article an EM algorithm is presented to estimate the parameters of a phase type distribution of fixed order. Also, it is shown that the algorithm can be used to approximate other continuous distributions by phase type distributions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Methods for interval-censored data and testing for stochastic dominance

    Author : Angel G. Angelov; Magnus Ekström; Maria Karlsson; Bengt Kriström; Per Johansson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Interval-censored data; Informative censoring; Self-selected intervals; Questionnaire-based studies; Maximum likelihood; Permutation test; Two-sample test; Stochastic dominance; Four-decision test; Statistics; statistik;

    Abstract : This thesis includes four papers: the first three of them are concerned with methods for interval-censored data, while the forth paper is devoted to testing for stochastic dominance.In many studies, the variable of interest is observed to lie within an interval instead of being observed exactly, i.e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Functional clustering methods and marital fertility modelling

    Author : Per Arnqvist; Sara Sjöstedt de Luna; Leif Nilsson; Helle Sørensen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; censoring; Coale-Trussell model; EM-algorithm; functional data analysis; functional clustering; marital fertility; normal approximation; Poisson process; varved lake sediments; warping; Mathematical Statistics; matematisk statistik;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of two parts.The first part considers further development of a model used for marital fertility, the Coale-Trussell's fertility model, which is based on age-specific fertility rates. A new model is suggested using individual fertility data and a waiting time after pregnancies. READ MORE

  4. 4. On efficient use of censored data and covariate factors in survival analysis and maintenance scheduling

    Author : Ulf Westberg; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Kvalitetsteknik; Quality Technology and Management;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with survival analysis and maintenance scheduling, two important issues to achieve efficient use of different production systems. In survival analysis of failure time data, the survival function and the cumulative hazard function are important reliability characteristics. READ MORE

  5. 5. Running-related injuries among recreational runners. How many, who, and why?

    Author : Jonatan Jungmalm; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; biomechanics; causality; description; injury epidemiology; prediction; training load;

    Abstract : Background. It is important for improving and maintaining general health to engage in regular physical activity. A major barrier to retain in regular physical activity is quitting because of an injury. In running, one of the most practiced leisure-time physical activities on a global scale, injuries are unfortunately common. READ MORE