A Comparative Study for Weighted Rayleigh Distribution
In this paper, Bayesian and non-Bayesian methods are used for parameter estimation of weighted Rayleigh (WR) distribution. Posterior distributions are derived under the assumption of informative and non-informative priors. The Bayes estimators and associated risks are obtained under different symmetric and asymmetric loss functions. Results are compared on the basis of posterior risk and mean square error using simulated and real life data sets. The study depicts that in order to estimate the scale parameter of the weighted Rayleigh distribution use of entropy loss function under Gumbel type II prior can be preferred. Also, Bayesian method of estimation having least values of mean squared error gives better results as compared to maximum likelihood method of estimation.
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