Statistical Papers

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 139–173 | Cite as

Frequentist and Bayesian approaches for interval-censored data

  • Guadalupe Gómez
  • M. Luz Calle
  • Ramon Oller
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Interval censoring appears when the event of interest is only known to have occurred within a random time interval. Estimation and hypothesis testing procedures for interval-censored data are surveyed. We distinguish between frequentist and Bayesian approaches. Computational aspects for every proposed method are described and solutions with S-Plus, whenever are feasible, are mentioned. Three real data sets are analyzed.

Key Words

AIDS Bayesian inference Hypothesis testing Interval censoring Nonparametric methods Permutational tests 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guadalupe Gómez
    • 1
  • M. Luz Calle
    • 2
  • Ramon Oller
    • 3
  1. 1.Department d'EstadísticaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department d'Informàtica i MatemàticaUniversitat de VicVicSpain
  3. 3.Department de Matemàtica i InformàticaUniversitat de VicVicSpain

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