Characterizations of Certain Continuous Distributions

Chapter

Abstract

In designing a stochastic model for a particular modeling problem, an investigator will be vitally interested to know if their model fits the requirements of a specific underlying probability distribution. To this end, the investigator will vitally depend on the characterizations of the selected distribution. The Amoroso, SSK (Shakil–Singh–Kibria), SKS (Shakil–Kibria–Singh), SK (Shakil–Kibria), and SKS-type distributions have been suggested to have potential applications in modeling and are characterized here based on either a simple relationship between two truncated moments or a truncated moment of a function of the first order statistic or of a function of the nth order statistic, the two more interesting order statistics. We also present a characterization of SKS-type distribution based on the conditional expectation of adjacent generalized order statistics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceMarquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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