Simultaneous Poisson estimators for a priori hypotheses about means

H. Malcolm Hudson, Kam Wah Tsui

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    Abstract

    Estimators are presented for the simultaneous estimation of p means of Poisson variables. These have significantly smaller mean square errors of estimation in the region of a pre-specified set of values, and are conservative, in the sense that their mean errors are never worse than that of the minimum variance unbiased estimator, when p > 3.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)182-187
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
    Volume76
    Issue number373
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1981

    Keywords

    • Contingency tables
    • Multiparameter estimation
    • Poisson

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