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Table of Contents, Volume 37, Issue 1, 2008

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Distributions and Applications

A Note on the Kurtosis Ordering of the Generalized Secant Hyperbolic Distribution ... 1
I. Klein and M. Fischer*


Estimating Probability Distributions by Observing Betting Practices ... 8
C. Lynch* and D. Barry

Exact Tests in Panel Data Using Generalized P-Values ... 18
H.B. Zhao*

An Exact Test for U-Shaped Alternatives of Location Parameters: The Exponential Distribution Case ... 37
A. Abebe and P. Singh*

Test of Homogeneity for Some Population Models Based on Counting Processes ... 46
R. Fierro*

Linear Models and Regression Analysis

On Sum Decompositions of Weighted Least-Squares Estimators for the Partitioned Linear Model ... 55
Y. Tian* and Y. Takane

The Research on Two Kinds of Restricted Biased Estimators Based on Mean Squared Error Matrix ... 70
H. Yang and Z. Chunmei*

Categorical Data Analysis

Likelihood Ratio Test Against Stochastic Order in Three Way Contingency Tables ... 81
Y. Feng* and J. Wang

Multivariate Analysis

Asymptotic Expansions for the Distributions of Maximum and Sum of Quasi-Independent Hotelling's T2 Statistics Under Nonnormality ... 97
Y. Kakizawa*

Predictive Influence of Variables in a Multivariate Distribution in Presence of Perfect Multicollinearity ... 121
Md. N. M. Mollah* and S. K. Bhattacharjee

A Note on Sufficient Conditions for Valid Unmodified $t$ Testing in Correlation Analysis with Autocorrelated and Heteroscedastic Sample Data ... 137
P. Dutilleul*

Quality Control

Attribute Control Chart for Multivariate Poisson Distribution ... 146
J-E. Chiu* and T-I. Kuo

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Distributions and Applications

New Measures of Central Tendency and Variability of Continuous Distributions ... 159
Z. Fabian*

Asymptotic Tail Properties of Student's t-Distribution ... 175
H. Finner*, T. Dickhaus and M. Roters


Some Applications of the Rao Distance to Shrinkage Estimators ... 180
M. H. J. Gruber*

Saddlepoint Approximation for the Distribution of the Modified Signed Root of Likelihood Ratio Statistics Near the Mean ... 194
J. Zhang* and J.E. Kolassa

Confidence Intervals for Linear Function of Variance Components in Two-Fold Nested Random Effects Model ... 204
X. Li*

Regression Analysis

Poisson Regression and the Case-Crossover Design: Similarities and Differences ... 213
W. Navidi*

Bayesian Inference of the Regression Model with Error Terms Following the Exponential Power Distribution and Unbiasedness of the LAD Estimator ... 221
H. Tsurumi* and H. Shimizu

Inverse Regression in Binary Response LDV Model ... 233
J. Ma*, X. Xu and J. Zhao

Shrinkage Estimators of Intercept Parameters of Two Simple Regression Models with Suspected Equal Slopes ... 247
S. Khan*

Improved Score Tests in Symmetric Linear Regression Models ... 261
M. A. Uribe-Opazo, S. L. P. Ferrari* and G. M. Cordeiro

Survival Analysis

Fitting a Semi-Parametric Mixture Model for Competing Risks in Survival Data ... 277
G. Escarela* and R. Bowater

Nonparametric Estimation of Multiplicative Counting Process Intensity Functions with an Application to the Beijing SARS Epidemic ... 294
F. Chen*, R. M. Huggins, K. F. Lam and P. S. F. Yip

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Confidence Bounds for Positive Ratios of Normal Random Variables ... 307
D.M. Ennis*, J.M. Ennis, J. Palen and R.E. Lampe

On Robust and Efficient Estimation of the Center of Symmetry ... 318
H.D. Bondell*

A Note on Support Vector Density Estimation for the Deconvolution Problem ... 328
S. Lee* and R.L. Taylor

Search of Good Rotation Patterns to Improve the Precision of Estimates at Current Occasion ... 337
G.N. Singh* and K. Priyanka

Regression Analysis

Multivariate Linear Regression Model with Elliptically Contoured Distributed Errors and Monotone Missing Dependent Variables ... 349
A. Batsidis and K. Zografos*

Wavelets for Nonparametric Stochastic Regression with Mixing Stochastic Process ... 373
H. Doosti*, M. Afshari and H.A. Niroumand

A Remark on the Paper ``A Note On Directional Dependence in Regression Setting" By Engin A. Sungur ... 386
M.V. Muddapur*

Bayesian Inference in Generalized Error and Generalized Student-t Regression Models ... 388
E.G. Tsionas*

Times Series Analysis

Time Series Modeling of Degradation Due to Outdoor Weathering ... 408
V. Chan* and W. Q. Meeker

On the Monitoring of Autocorrelated Linear Profiles ... 425
R. Noorossana, A. Amiri* and P. Soleimani

Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Model Validity

Smooth Goodness-of-Fit Specification Tests Under the Lagrange Multiplier Principle ... 443
S. Byoun*

Bringing Closure to the Plotting Position Controversy ... 460
L. Makkonen*

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Distributions and Applications

On a Generalization of Bivariate Cauchy Distribution ... 469
A. Jamalizadeh* and N. Balakrishnan

Ordered Data Analysis

A Note on Regression of Order Statistics ... 475
M.K. Sadegh*

Shannon Information Properties of the Endpoints of Record Coverage ... 481
J. Ahmadi* and M. Fashandi

Regression Analysis

Phi-Divergence Test Statistics for Testing Linear Hypothesis in Logistic Regression Models ... 494
M.L. Menndez, J.A. Pardo and L. Pardo*

The Mean Squared Error Optimum Design Criterion for Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Regression Models ... 508
T. Daimon*

Randomized Fixed Design Regression Under Long-Range Dependent Errors ... 520
A. Bryk and J. Mielniczuk*

Ridge Regression Estimation for Survey Samples ... 532
M. Park* and M. Yang

Developing Ridge Parameters for SUR Model ... 544
M.A. Alkhamisi and G. Shukur*

Time Series Analysis

Testing a Unit Root Based on Aggregate Time Series ... 565
P. Teles*, W.W.S. Wei and E.M. Hodgess

Statistical Properties of Model-Based Signal Extraction Diagnostic Tests ... 591
T. McElroy*

Survival Analysis

Identifying Nonproportional Covariates in the Cox Model ... 617
D. Kraus*


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Distributions and Applications

Preservation of Some Aging Properties and Stochastic Orders by Weighted Distributions ... 627
N. Mishra, N. Gupta* and I.D. Dhariyal

The Generalized Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution and It's Theory, Methodology and Application ... 645
A. Sanhueza, V. Leiva* and N. Balakrishnan

Moment Information for Probability Distributions, Without Solving the Moment problem. II: Where is the Mode? ... 671
P.N. Gavriliadis*

Ordered Data Analysis

Fisher Information in Type II Progressive Censored Samples ... 682
Z.A. Abo-Eleneen*

Estimation of P(X>Y) Using Record Values in the One and Two Parameter Exponential Distributions ... 692
A. Baklizi*


A Non-Randomized, NonConservative Version of the Fisher-Exact Test ... 699
E.A. Van der Meulen*

Minimax Asymptotic Mean-Squared-Error of L-Estimators of Scale Parameter ... 709
D. Szatmari-Voicu*

Change Point Estimation with Independence Observations and Piece-wise Continuous Variance Function ... 722
M. Last*

A Note of Wavelet Variance ... 737
X. Du*

Categorical Data Analysis

Highly Efficient Designs for Logistic Models with Categorical Variables ... 746
F. Tekle*, F. Tan and M. Berger

Chance Corrected Measures of Reliability and Validity in 2 2 Tables ... 760
A. Martin Andres* and P. Femia-Marzo

Regression Analysis and Linear Models

A New Approach to Least Median of Squares and Regression Through the Origin ... 773
Y. Kayhan* and S. Gunay

On the Expressions of Estimability in Testing General Linear Hypotheses ... 782
J. Hu* and S. Shi

Time Series Analysis

Bayesian Identification of Multivariate Autoregressive Processes ... 791
S.M. Shaarawy* and S.S. Ali

Statistics in Genetics

Interval Mapping for Quantitative Trait Loci Detection in Finite Mixture Models with General Kernel Functions ... 803
X. Wu, H. Chen* and Y. Liu

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Parameter Estimation for the Discrete Stable Family ... 815
L. Barabesi*, M. Marcheselli and A. Baccini

Monitoring Field Variability Using Confidence Interval for Coefficient of Variation ... 831
G. Taye and P. Njuho*

Sample Size and Power Calculations for Left-Truncated Normal Distribution ... 847
S. Ren*, H. Chu and S. Lai

Kshirsagar Type Lower Bounds for Mean Squared Error of Prediction ... 861
M. Qin and T.K. Nayak*

Corrected Estimators in Extended Quasi-likelihood Models ... 873
G.M. Cordeiro* and C.G.B. Demtrio

Smoothed Extreme Value Estimators of Non-Uniform Point Processes Boundaries with Application to Star-Shaped Supports Estimation ... 881
S. Girard* and L. Menneteau

Ordered Data Analysis

Unbiased Estimation of P(X > Y) For Exponential Populations Using Order Statistics With Application in Ranked Set Sampling ... 898
S. Sengupta* and S. Mukhuti

Regression Analysis

Assessing Ordinal Logistic Regression Models Via Nonparametric Smoothing ... 917
K-C. Lin* and Y-J. Chen

Linear Models

Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Linear Models for Longitudinal Data with Inequality Constraints ... 931
J. Xu* and J. Wang

Reference Priors for Matrix-Variate Dynamic Linear Models ... 947
K. Triantafyllopoulos*

Time Series Analysis

Smoothing Time Series with Local Polynomial Regression on Time ... 959
J. Ledolter*

Multivariate Analysis

Multivariate Exponential Power Distributions as Mixtures of Normal Distribution with Bayesian Applications ... 972
M.A. Gmez-Villegas* E. Gmez-Snchez-Manzano and J. Marin

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor ... 986
H. Gmez*, F. J. Torres and H. Bolfarine

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Ordered Data Analysis

Characterizations by Power Contractions of Order Statistics ... 987
J. Navarro*


A Note on the Poisson Likelihood Ratio Test Statistics for Kulldorff's Scan Methods ... 998
S. Fraker*, W. Woodall and H. Burkom

A New Generalized p-Value and Its Upper Bound for ANOVA Under Unequal Error Variances ... 1002
L. Xu* and S. Wang

Parameter Estimation of Self-Similar Spatial Covariogram Models ... 1011
M.P. Fras, M.D. Ruiz-Medina*, F.J. Alonso and J.M. Angulo

Bayesian Inference

Empirical Bayes and Hierarchical Bayes Estimation of Skew Normal Populations ... 1024
N.K. Bansal*, M. Maadooliat and X. Wang

Sampling Theory

A Family of Estimators of Population Mean Using Auxiliary Information in Stratified Sampling ... 1038
H.P. Singh and G.K. Vishwakarma*

Regression Analysis

Asymptotic Expansion in Reduced Rank Regression Under Normality and Nonnormality ... 1051
H. Ogasawara*

Linear Models

Multiple Cases Deletion Diagnostics for Linear Mixed Models ... 1071
T. Zewotir*

Ranking and Selection Methodology

Curtailment Procedure for Selecting Among Bernoulli Populations ... 1085
E.M. Buzaianu* and P. Chen

Statistical Process Control

Identifying Variables Contributing to Outliers in Phase 1 ... 1103
R.L. Mason*, Y-M Chou and J.C. Young

Reliability Analysis

On the Mean Past and the Mean Residual Life Under Double Monitoring ... 1119
M.H. Poursaeed and A. R. Nematollahi*

Mean Past and Mean Residual Life Functions of a Parallel System with Non Identical Components ... 1134
M. Khanjari Sadegh*

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Distributions and Applications

Gamma Mixture Bimodality, Inflexions and L-Moments ... 1147
E. Ahmed, M.N. Goria and A. Hussein*

Ordered Data Analysis

Single and Product Moments of Generalized Order Statistics from Linear Exponential Distribution ... 1162
A. El-Baset A. Ahmad


Explicit Formula for Constructing Binomial Confidence Interval with Guaranteed Coverage Probability ... 1173
X. Chen*, K. Zhou and J.L. Aravena

ε-admissible Estimators for Normal and Poisson Means ... 1181
Y-P. Chang, W-T. Huang* and H. Wang

How Often Likelihood Ratios are Misleading in Sequential Trials ... 1193
J.D. Blume*

Martingale Type Statistics Applied to Change Points Detection ... 1207
A. Vexler*

Linear Models

Generalized Inference for a Class of Linear Models Under Heteroscedasticity ... 1225
S. Xiong*, W. Mu and X. Xu

Log-linear Modeling Under Generalized Inverse Sampling Scheme ... 1237
S. Lahiri* and S.K. Dhar

Design of Experiments

Some Properties of Semifolding Designs ... 1245
P-H. Huang*, P-H. Liau, C-S. Liau and C-T. Lee

Optimal Fractional Factorial Plans Using Finite Porjective Geometry ... 1258
M.L. Aggarwal*, L-Y. Deng and M.D. Mazumder

Time Series Analysis

Fractionally Integrated Separable Spatial Autoregressive (FISSAR) Model and Some of It's Properties ... 1266
M. Shitan*

Semiparametric Density Estimation for Time Series with Multiplicative Adjustment ... 1274
K. Wang* and L. Lin

Survival Analysis

Adaptive Estimation of Hazard Rate with Censored Data ... 1284
E. Brunel and F. Comte*

Applied Probability

On Discrete Time Semi-Markov Chains and Applications in Words Occurrences ... 1306
O. Chryssaphinou, M. Karaliopoulou and N. Limnios*

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Distributions and Applications

A Generalization of the Half-Normal Distribution with Applications to Lifetime Data ... 1323
K. Cooray and M.M.A. Ananda*

Dependence Structure of a Class of Symmetric Distributions ... 1338
J. Yao and T. Hu*

Ordered Data Analysis

On A Characterization of Generalized Pareto Distribution Based on Generalized Order Statistics ... 1347
M. Tavangar and M. Asadi*

Estimating for Pareto Model Using General Progressive Censored Data and Asymmetric Loss ... 1353
A.A. Soliman*


Sufficient Conditions for the Existence of a Solution for the Log-Likelihood Equations in the Three-Parameter Gamma Distribution ... 1371
G. Tzavelas*

Existence of Optimal Weighted Least Squares Estimate for 3-parametric Exponential Model ... 1383
F. Dubeau* and Y. Mir

Penalty for Ill-Posed Inverse Problems ... 1399
J.M. Loubes*

Bayesian Modeling and Inference

Bayesian Model Selection: Measuring the Chi2 Discrepancy ... 1412
J. De la Horra

Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Fitting Automobile Claim Frequency Data ... 1425
E. Gmez-Dniz*, J.M. Sarabia, J.M. Prez-Snchez and F.J. Vzquez-Polo

Regression Analysis

A Useful Matrix Decomposition and it's Statistical Applications in Linear Regression ... 1436
J. Isotalo*, S. Puntanen and G.P.H. Styan

Reliability and Survival Analysis

Relationship Between the Cox, Lehmann, Weibull and Accelerated Lifetime Models ... 1458
Q. Yu*, R. Chappell, Y. Hsu, G. Wong and M. Mazur

Measures and Characteristics

On Central Tendency and Dispersion Measures for Intervals and Hypercubes ... 1471
M. Chavent* and J. Saracco

Processes and Applications

Some Theoretical Properties of the Geometric and α-series Processes ... 1483
W.J. Braun, W. Li and Y.Q. Zhao

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Probability Theory

Weak Hlder Convergence of Smoothed Uniform Quantile Process ... 1497
H. Djamel*

Ordered Data Analysis

Estimation of The Parameters of Type-I Generalized Logistic Distribution Using Order Statistics ... 1506
N.V. Sreekumar and P. Yageen Thomas*

Nonparametric Confidence Intervals and Tolerance Limits Based on Minima and Maxima ... 1525
M. Razmkhah, J. Ahmadi* and B. Khatib

On the Max-Domain of Attraction of Type III Elliptical Triangular Arrays ... 1543
E. Hashorva*


Empirical Likelihood Confidence Region for the Parameter in a Partially Linear Errors-In-Variables Model ... 1552
G. Li* and L. Xue

Optimum Mixture Design Using Deficiency Criterion ... 1565
M. Pal* and N. Mandal

Regression Analysis

The Significance Level of Meta-Regression's Standard Hypothesis Test ... 1576
D. Jackson*

Time Series Analysis

Local Estimation in AR Models with Nonparametric ARCH Errors ... 1591
F. Zhu* and D. Wang

Multivariate Analysis

Approximations of the Distributions of Test Statistics for Homogeneity of a Product Multinomial Model ... 1610
N. Taneichi* and Y. Sekiya

Hypothesis Tests for Covariance Analysis Models for Circular Data ... 1632
R. Artes*


Quasi-likelihood Approach to Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Analysis ... 1641
C. Xie*, R.S. Singh, A.F. Desmond, X. Lu and E. Ormsby

Reliability Analysis

Two-Sided M-Bayesian Credible Limits Method of Reliability Parameters and Its Applications ... 1659
M. Han*

Quality Control

Phase I Monitoring of Polynomial Profiles ... 1671
R. B. Kazemzadeh, R. Noorossana and A. Amiri*

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Special Issue on Statistics in the Technological Age

Guest Editors

Ramesh Gupta, University of Maine, USA
S.H. Ong, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


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PREFACE ... 1687

Calibration Intervals in Linear Regression Models ... 1688
K.H. Ng* and A.H. Pooi

Identification of Multiple Outliers in Logistic Regression ... 1697
A.H.M. Rahmatullah Imon* and A.S. Hadi

Partial Ordering and Aging Properties of Order Statistics when the Sample Size is Random: A Brief Review ... 1710
A.K. Nanda and M. Shaked*

Duality of the Multivariate Distributions of Marshall-Olkin Type and Tail Dependence ... 1721
H. Li*

Modeling Multilevel Survival Data using Frailty Models ... 1734
S. Kim and D.K. Dey*

Multivariate Process Variability Monitoring ... 1742
M.A. Djauhari*, M. Mashuri and D.E. Herwindati

On Some α-modified Binomial and Poisson Distributions and Their Applications ... 1755
S. Chakraborty*

Age-period-cumulative-environment Model for Analyzing (Age, Period)-tabulated Data on Breast Cancer Deaths ... 1770
N. Hanayama*

A Likelihood Integrated Method for Change Point Problem with Directional Data ... 1783
A. SenGupta* and A.K. Laha

On Mean Square Prediction Error Estimation in Small Area Estimation Problems ... 1792
S. Chen* and P. Lahiri

Derivation of Kurtosis and Option Pricing Formulas for Popular Volatility Models with Applications in Finance ... 1799
A. Thavaneswaran*, S. Peiris and J. Singh

Estimation of Median in Two Phase Sampling using Two Auxiliary Variables ... 1815
S. Gupta*, J. Shabbir and S. Ahmad


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Distributions, Models and Applications

A Property of Count Distributions in the Hinde-Demtrio Family ... 1823
C. Kokonendji*

The Generalized Waring Process and Its Application ... 1835
E. Xekalaki* and M. Zografi


Expected Power for the False Discovery Rate with Independence ... 1855
D.H. Glueck*, K.E. Muller, A. Karimpour-Fard and L. Hunter

The Information Geometric Structure of Generalized Empirical Likelihood Estimators ... 1867
T. Nishimura and F. Komaki*

Inference on Overlap in Two Gaussian Populations: Equal Means Case ... 1880
Y.P. Chaubey*, D. Sen and S.N. Mishra

Nonparametric Inference

A Nonparametric Test for Interval-Censored Failure Time Data With Unequal Censoring ... 1895
C. Zhu, K.C. Yuen, J. Sun* and X. Zhao

Linear Models and Analysis

Testing Serial Correlation in Partial Linear Errors-in-Variables Models Based on Empirical Likelihood ... 1905
F. Liu, G. Chen and M. Chen*

Multivariate Analysis

Developing a Wide Easy-to-Generate Class of Bivariate Copulas ... 1919
N. Izady* and H. Mahlooji

Screening for Multiple Target Detection ...1930
W. Cai* and P.Chen

Goodness-of-fit Tests

A Powerful Method of Assessing the Fit of the Lognormal Distribution ... 1948
S. Meintanis*

Quality Control

A Hypothesis Testing Procedure on Assessing Process Performance for Asymmetric Tolerances ... 1959
C-W. Wu* and Y.C. Chang

Applications to Bioinformatics

Spatial Matching of Multiple Configurations of Points with a Bioinformatics Application ... 1977
J. Marin* and C. Nieto

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Ordered Data Analysis

On Families of Distributions for Which Optimal Bounds on Expectations of GOS can be Derived ... 1997
M. Bieniek*


An Applications of EM Algorithmic for a Change Point Problem ... 2010
N. Bansal*, H. Du and G. Hamedani

A New Formula for Inclusion Probabilities in Median Ranked Set Sampling ... 2022
Y.A. Ozdemir* and F. Gokpinar

Bayesian Inference

Bayesian Confidence Interval for the Difference of Two Proportions in the Matched-Paired Design ... 2034
L. Shi* and P. Bai

Empirical Bayes Estimation of Reliability in a Positive Exponential Family ... 2052
T. Liang*

Bayesian Spatial Modeling of Housing Prices Subject to a Localized Externality ... 2066
V. De Oliveira* and M. Ecker

Bayesian Inference and Forecasting in Dynamic Neural Networks with Fully Markov Switching Arch Noises ... 2079
R. Paroli* and L. Spezia

Design of Experiments

Nearly Uniform Designs for Mixture Experiments ... 2095
P. Prescott*

Multivariate Analysis

A Measure of Multivariate Kurtosis with Principal Components ... 2116
Y. Maruyama*

Clinical Trials

Inference on the Minimum Effective Dose Using Binary Data ...2124
J. Chen*

Quality Control

A Multivariate Synthetic Control Chart for Monitoring Processes Mean Vector ... 2136
V. Shute* and D. Shirke

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Distributions and Applications

A Proposal for a New Bound for Discrete Distributions ... 2149
H. Gzyl, P.L. Novi Inverardi* and A. Tagliani

Probabilistic Applications of the Sclomilch Transformation ... 2162
R. Baker*

The Distribution of Sums of I.I.D. Pareto Random Variables with Arbitrary Shape Parameter ... 2177
C. Ramsay*

Ordered Data Analysis

Random Contraction and Random Dilation of Generalized Order Statistics ... 2185
E. Beutner* and U. Kamps

Posterior Regret Gamma Minimax Estimation and Prediction with Applications on K-Records data Under Entropy Loss Function ... 2202
A. Parsian* and M. Jafari Jozani


Testing the Difference of Two Binomial Proportions: Comparison of Continuity Corrections for Saddlepoint Approximation ... 2213
L. Xu* and J. Kolassa

Bias Correction in Generalized Nonlinear Models with Dispersion Covariates ... 2219
G.M. Cordeiro* and M.C.Toyama Odo

Sampling Theory

Estimators for the Population Mean in the Case of Missing Data ... 2226
C. Kadilar* and H. Cingi

Regression and Linear Models

MDL Mean Function Selection in Semiparametric Kernel Regression Models ... 2237
J. De Gooijer* and A. Yuan

Penalized Spline Estimation for Varying-Coefficient Models ... 2249
Y. Lu*, R. Zhang and L. Zhu

Time Series Analysis

Asymptotic Distributions of Innovation Density Estimators in Linear Processes ... 2262
Z. Lin, X-M. Shen* and C-y. Zhang

Multivariate Analysis

An Extended Projection Data Depth and It's Applications to Discrimination ... 2276
X. Cui*

Generalized Inferences on the Common Mean in MANOVA Models ... 2291
R-D. Ye* and W. Song-Gui

Survival Analysis

Interlitter Response Variability in a Threshold Dose-response Model ... 2304
D. Hunt* and S. Rai


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A New Approach to the Estimation of Inter-Variable Correlation ... 2315
M. Sobel* and B. Mishra

The Asymptotic Estimate of Ruin Probability Under a Class of Risk Model in the Presence of Heavy Trails ... 2331
J. Wei*, R. Wang and D. Yao

Least Squares Volatility Change Point Estimation for Partially Observed Diffusion Processes ... 2342
A. De Gregorio and S. Iacus*

Asymptotic Properties of the Maximum Quasi-Likelihood Estimator in Quasi-Likelihood Nonlinear Models ... 2358
T. Xia, F. Kong, S. Wang* and X. Wang

Bayesian Inference

On Empirical Bayes Testing in a Discrete Life Model with Random Censoring ... 2369
T. Liang*

Bayesian Estimation of the Regression Model with Autocorrelated Errors Under Contamination ... 2382
M. Ibazizen* and N. Ait Mohammed

Ordered Data Analysis and Applications

Dependence Structure of Spacings of Order Statistics ... 2390
J. Yao, M. Burkschat, H. Chen and T. Hu*

Two-Stage Cluster Sampling with Ranked Set Sampling in the Secondary Sampling Frame ... 2404
N. Nematollahi, M. Salehi* and R. Aliakbari Saba

Regression Analysis

Additive Regression Model for Continuous Time Processes ... 2416
M. Debbarh* and B. Maillot

Some Asymptotic Properties of Ridge Regression in a System of Seemingly Unrelated Regression Equations ... 2433
K. Firinguetti* and H. Rubio

Time Series Analysis

Dynamic Copula-Based Markov Time Series ... 2447
F. Abegaz* and U.V. Naik-Nimbalkar

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Block-Savits Characterization and Star Ordering of Exponential Mixtures ... 2461
J. Bartoszewicz* and M. Skolimowska

Natural Exponential Families and Generalized Hypergeometric Measures ... 2472
I-L. Lu* and D. Richards


L1-Limit of Trimmed Sums of Order Statistics From Location-Scale Distributions with Applications to Type-II Censored Data Analysis ... 2488
T.T. John* and P. Chen

Some New Results on Likelihood Ratio Orderings for Spacings of Heterogeneous Exponential Random Variables ... 2506
T. Hu*, Q. Lu and S. Wen

On Moments of k-Records from Discrete Distributions ... 2516
A. Dembinska* and K. Danielak


IPPS Sampling Plans Excluding Adjacent Units ... 2532
R. Parsad*, B. Mandal and V. Gupta


Empirical Likelihood Ratio Test For a Change-Point in Linear Regression Model ... 2551
Y. Liu, C. Zou and R. Zhang*

Estimation of Slope for Linear Regression Model with Uncertain Prior Information and Student-t Error ... 2564
S. Khan* and A.K.Md.E. Saleh


Estimating Moments in Linear Mixed Models ... 2582
L.X. Zhu*, P. Wu and Y. Fang


An Inverse-Probability-Weighted Approach to the Estimation of Successive Duration Times Under Left-Truncation and Right-Censoring ... 2595
P-s. Shen* and Y-f. Yan


Some Properties for a Simplified Cox Binary Model ... 2606
D. Bruce*


The Third Order Bias of Nonlinear Estimators ... 2617
G. Kundhi* and P. Rilstone


Upper Bounds for Ruin Probabilities of the Entrance-Based Risk Model ... 2634
F. Chen*, J. Zhu and Z. Li


EWMA Charts for Multivariate Output: Some Stochastic Ordering Results ... 2652
M. Morais, Y. Okhrin*, A. Pacheco and W. Schmid


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Measuing Kurtosis by Right and Left Inequality Orders ... 2665
A.M. Fiori*


Fitting A Curve to a Confidence Interval ... 2681
R.J. Blodgett*

U-Statistic Based Modified Information Criterion for Change Point Problems ... 2687
J. Pan* and J. Chen

Partitioning with Respect to a Control: Unequal Sample Sizes Case ... 2713
E. Bofinger, P.L. Graham* and K.L. Mengersen


Covariance Matrix Formalus for Exponential Family Nonlinear Models ... 2724
G.M. Cordeiro* and R.G. Santana


Asymptotic Results of Nonparametirc Conditional Quantile Estimator for Functional Time Series ... 2735
E. Ould-Said* and M. Ezzahrioui


Stratified Logrank Test of No Randomized Treatment Effect With Missing Stratum Information ... 2760
J-F. Dupuy*

Asymptotic Result for a Generalized Polya Urn with "Multi-Updating" and Applications to Clinical Trials ... 2777
F. Leisen* and I. Crimaldi


An EM Based Viterbi Approximation Algorithm For Mixed-State Latent Factor Models ... 2795
M. Saidane* and C. Lavergne

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Ordered Data Analysis

Fast Computation by Block Permanents of Cumulative Distribution Functions of Order Statistics from Several Populations ... 2815
D. Glueck*, A. Karimpour-Fard, J. Mandel, L. Hunter and K. Muller


Permutation Matrix with Application to Optimal Invariant Quadratic Prediction in Finite Populations ... 2825
L. Xu-Qing*, R. Jian-Ying and G. Feng

Orthogonal Locally Ancillary Estimating Functions with Application to Stratified Clustered Data ... 2836
M. Wang* and J. Hanfelt

Estimation of P(Y < X) for the 3-Parameter Generalized Exponential Distribution ... 2854
M.Z. Raqab*, M.T. Madi and D. Kundu

A Bayesian Test for the Mean of the Power Exponential Distribution ... 2865
M.A* Gmez-Villegas, J. Portela and L. Sanz

Nonparametric Inference

Nonparameteric Testing of an Exclusion Restriction in Quantile Regression ... 2877
B. Li*

Relative Errors of Difference-Based Variance Estimators in Nonparametric Regression ... 2890
T. Tong*, A. Liu and Y. Wang

Multivariate Analysis

A Mixed Bivariate Distribution Connected with Geometric Maxima of Exponential Variables ... 2903
T.J. Kozubowski* and A.K. Panorska

Absolutely Continuous Copulas with Given Diagonal Sections ... 2924
F. Durante* and P. Jaworski

Mixture Representation of the Maximum Entropy Density Through Archimedean Copulas ... 2943
J. Rodrigues*

Reliability and Survival Analysis

A Mixture Model of Proportional Reversed Hazard Rate ... 2953
X. Li* and Z. Li

Presmoothed Estimation with Left Truncated and Right Censored Data ... 2964
M.A. Jacome* and M.d.C. Iglesias-Prez

Limit Theory

Large Deviations for Sums of Independent Non-Identically Distributed Random Variables ... 2984
J. Robinson* and V. Petrov


A Statistical Procedure for Detecting Highly Correlated Genes with a Pre-Specified Candidate Gene in Microarray Analysis ... 2991
A. A. Ding, J. Ling, T. Niu*