Bayesian estimation of the shape parameter of generalized Rayleigh distribution under non-informative prior

  • Authors

    • Yakubu Aliyu Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
    • Abubakar Yahaya Ahmadu Bello University
  • Bayes Estimators, Extended Jeffrey’s Prior, Entropy Loss Function, Precautionary Loss Function, Squared Error Loss Function.
  • A decade ago, two-parameter Burr Type X distribution was introduced by Surles and Padgett [14] which was described as Generalized Rayleigh Distribution (GRD). This skewed distribution can be used quiet effectively in modelling life time data. In this work, Bayesian estimation of the shape parameter of GRD was considered under the assumption of non-informative prior. The estimates were obtained under the squared error, Entropy and Precautionary loss functions. Extensive Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to compare the performances of the Bayes estimates with that of MLEs. It was observed that the estimate under the Entropy loss function is more stable than the estimates under squared error loss function, Precautionary loss function and MLEs.

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