Lifetime Data: Models in Reliability and Survival Analysis

  • Nicholas P. Jewell
  • Alan C. Kimber
  • Mei-Ling Ting Lee
  • G. A. Whitmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Barry C. Arnold, Yong Hee Kim
    Pages 21-28
  3. Alexander A. Balke, Judea Pearl
    Pages 39-43
  4. Richard E. Barlow, Peisung Tsai
    Pages 45-51
  5. Henry W. Block, Jie Mi, Thomas H. Savits
    Pages 53-57
  6. Kenneth Carling, Tor Jacobson
    Pages 59-63
  7. Ram C. Dahiya, Syed A. Hossain
    Pages 77-84
  8. Kjell A. Doksum, Sharon-Lise T. Normand
    Pages 85-91
  9. Joseph Glaz, James R. Kenyon
    Pages 99-106
  10. Robin Henderson, Margaret Jones
    Pages 125-129
  11. Myles Hollander, Edsel A. Peña
    Pages 131-140

About this book


Statistical models and methods for lifetime and other time-to-event data are widely used in many fields, including medicine, the environmental sciences, actuarial science, engineering, economics, management, and the social sciences. For example, closely related statistical methods have been applied to the study of the incubation period of diseases such as AIDS, the remission time of cancers, life tables, the time-to-failure of engineering systems, employment duration, and the length of marriages.
This volume contains a selection of papers based on the 1994 International Research Conference on Lifetime Data Models in Reliability and Survival Analysis, held at Harvard University. The conference brought together a varied group of researchers and practitioners to advance and promote statistical science in the many fields that deal with lifetime and other time-to-event-data. The volume illustrates the depth and diversity of the field. A few of the authors have published their conference presentations in the new journal Lifetime Data Analysis (Kluwer Academic Publishers).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas P. Jewell
    • 1
  • Alan C. Kimber
    • 2
  • Mei-Ling Ting Lee
    • 3
  • G. A. Whitmore
    • 4
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.University of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUK
  3. 3.Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4753-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5654-8
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