
Accession Number : ADA134748
Title : A Bayesian Explanation of an Apparent Failure Rate Paradox.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Barlow,R E
PDF Url : ADA134748
Report Date : Oct 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : For the exponential life distribution model and any prior distribution for the failure rate parameter, the predictive distribution has a decreasing failure rate. The author gives a Bayesian explanation of why this is logically reasonable. (Author)
Descriptors : *Mathematical prediction, *Mathematical models, *Failure, Bayes theorem, Distribution functions, Exponential functions, Statistical processes, Rates
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE