The role of the shape parameter in the estimation of the mean vector in multivariate Student-t population

Khan, Shahjahan (2004) The role of the shape parameter in the estimation of the mean vector in multivariate Student-t population. International Journal of Statistical Sciences, 3 (Specia). pp. 69-89. ISSN 1683-5603


The role of the shape parameter in determining the
properties of the shrinkage and positive-rule shrinkage estimators of the mean vector of multivariate populations is of main interest in this paper. The preliminary test approach to shrinkage estimation is used to define two Stein-type estimators based on the sample information and uncertain prior non-sample information. The impact of the change in the value of the shape parameter on the performances of the estimators with respect to the criteria of unbiasedness and quadratic risk is investigated. Graphical analysis of the effect of the shape and dimension of the population on the above properties is also provided.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Rajshahi University
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Professor Shahjahan Khan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: shrinkage and positive-rule; shrinkage estimators; shape parameter; quadratic bias and risk; multivariate normal and Student-t; inverted gamma; non-central chi-square; F- distributions; incomplete beta ratio
Fields of Research (FoR): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010405 Statistical Theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences

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