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):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE