A Comparison of the Bayesian Method under Symmetric and Asymmetric Loss Functions to Estimate the Shape Parameter K of Burr Distribution

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Abstract

Burr distribution is one of the most important types of distribution in Burr system and has gained special attention. It has an important role in various disciplines, such as reliability analysis, life testing, survival analysis, actuarial science, economics, forestry, hydrology and meteorology. Thus, the parameter estimation for Burr distribution becomes an important thing to do. The frequentist approach using the maximum likelihood method is the most commonly used way to estimate the parameters of a distribution. In this paper we considered using the Bayesian method to estimate the shape parameter k of Burr distribution using gamma prior which is a conjugate prior. The Bayes estimate for the shape parameter k is obtained under the squared-error loss function (SELF) which is one of the symmetric loss function and the precautionary loss function (PLF) which is one of the asymmetric loss function. Through a simulation study, the comparison was made on the performance of the Bayes estimate for the shape parameter k under these two loss functions with respect to the mean-squared error (MSE) and the posterior risk.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012053
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1108
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018
Event2nd Mathematics, Informatics, Science and Education International Conference, MISEIC 2018 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Jul 2018 → …

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