Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2008

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Robert M. Price Jr.

Committee Members

Robert B. Gardner, Yali Liu

Abstract

We first consider confidence intervals for a normal percentile, an exponential percentile and a uniform percentile. Then we develop confidence intervals for a difference of percentiles from two independent normal populations, two independent exponential populations and two independent uniform populations. In our study, we mainly focus on the maximum likelihood to develop our confidence intervals. The efficiency of this method is examined via coverage rates obtained in a simulation study done with the statistical software R.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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