Experimental Comparison between Classical and Bayes Estimators for the Parameter of Exponential Distribution

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N. H. Al-Noor

Abstract

This paper is interested in comparing the performance of the traditional methods to estimate parameter of exponential distribution (Maximum Likelihood Estimator, Uniformly Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimator) and the Bayes Estimator in the case of data to meet the requirement of exponential distribution and in the case away from the distribution due to the presence of outliers (contaminated values). Through the employment of simulation (Monte Carlo method) and the adoption of the mean square error (MSE) as criterion of statistical comparison between the performance of the three estimators for different sample sizes ranged between small, medium and large        (n=5,10,25,50,100) and different cases (with 1000 replications), it was reached that the Bayes Estimator " with specific values of ï¡ and ï¢ "  is the best for all cases studied .  

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Al-Noor, N. H. (2017). Experimental Comparison between Classical and Bayes Estimators for the Parameter of Exponential Distribution. Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Sciences, 23(1), 179–190. Retrieved from https://jih.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/978
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mathematics