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  1. Research

    Mean and variance of ratios of proportions from categories of a multinomial distribution

    Ratio distribution is a probability distribution representing the ratio of two random variables, each usually having a known distribution. Currently, there are results when the random variables in the ratio fo...

    Frantisek Duris, Juraj Gazdarica, Iveta Gazdaricova, Lucia Strieskova, Jaroslav Budis, Jan Turna and Tomas Szemes

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2018 5:2

    Published on: 18 January 2018

  2. Research

    The power-Cauchy negative-binomial: properties and regression

    We propose and study a new compounded model to extend the half-Cauchy and power-Cauchy distributions, which offers more flexibility in modeling lifetime data. The proposed model is analytically tractable and c...

    Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad H. Tahir, Gauss M. Cordeiro, Ayman Alzaatreh and Edwin M. M. Ortega

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2018 5:1

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  3. Research

    Risk ratios and Scanlan’s HRX

    Risk ratios are distribution function tail ratios and are widely used in health disparities research. Let A and D denote advantaged and disadvantaged populations with cdfs F ...

    Hoben Thomas and Thomas P. Hettmansperger

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:27

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  4. Research

    A useful extension of the Burr III distribution

    For any continuous baseline G distribution, Zografos and Balakrishnan (Statistical Methodology 6:344–362, 2009) introduced the gamma-generated family of distributions with an extra shape parameter. Based on th...

    Gauss M. Cordeiro, Antonio E. Gomes, Cibele Q. da-Silva and Edwin M. M. Ortega

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:24

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  5. Research

    Quantile regression for overdispersed count data: a hierarchical method

    Generalized Poisson regression is commonly applied to overdispersed count data, and focused on modelling the conditional mean of the response. However, conditional mean regression models may be sensitive to re...

    Peter Congdon

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:18

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  6. Research

    Describing the Flexibility of the Generalized Gamma and Related Distributions

    The generalized gamma (GG) distribution is a widely used, flexible tool for parametric survival analysis. Many alternatives and extensions to this family have been proposed. This paper characterizes the flexib...

    Matthew Matheson, Alvaro Muñoz and Christopher Cox

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:15

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  7. Methodology

    Analysis of case-control data with interacting misclassified covariates

    Case-control studies are important and useful methods for studying health outcomes and many methods have been developed for analyzing case-control data. Those methods, however, are vulnerable to mismeasurement...

    Grace Y. Yi and Wenqing He

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:16

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  8. Research

    Erlang renewal models for genetic recombination

    Erlang renewal models, also called chi-squared models, provide a tractable model for genetic recombination that exhibits positive interference. Closed form expressions for multilocus probabilities are derived ...

    John P. Nolan

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:10

    Published on: 15 October 2017

  9. Research

    On Poisson–Tweedie mixtures

    Poisson-Tweedie mixtures are the Poisson mixtures for which the mixing measure is generated by those members of the family of Tweedie distributions whose support is non-negative. This class of non-negative int...

    Vladimir V. Vinogradov and Richard B. Paris

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:14

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  10. Research

    A flexible distribution class for count data

    The Poisson, geometric and Bernoulli distributions are special cases of a flexible count distribution, namely the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson (CMP) distribution – a two-parameter generalization of the Poisson distr...

    Kimberly F. Sellers, Andrew W. Swift and Kimberly S. Weems

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:22

    Published on: 26 September 2017

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:23

  11. Methodology

    Rank correlation under categorical confounding

    Rank correlation is invariant to bijective marginal transformations, but it is not immune to confounding. Assuming a categorical confounding variable is observed, the author proposes weighted coefficients of c...

    Jean-François Plante

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:20

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  12. Methodology

    A new diversity estimator

    The maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) of Gini-Simpson’s diversity index (GS) is widely used but suffers from large bias when the number of species is large or infinite. We propose a new estimator of the GS in...

    Lukun Zheng and Jiancheng Jiang

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:12

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  13. Research

    Goodness of fit for the logistic regression model using relative belief

    A logistic regression model is a specialized model for product-binomial data. When a proper, noninformative prior is placed on the unrestricted model for the product-binomial model, the hypothesis H ...

    Luai Al-Labadi, Zeynep Baskurt and Michael Evans

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:17

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  14. Research

    The Kumaraswamy transmuted Pareto distribution

    In this work, a new five-parameter Kumaraswamy transmuted Pareto (KwTP) distribution is introduced and studied. We discuss various mathematical and statistical properties of the distribution including obtaining e...

    Sher B. Chhetri, Alfred A. Akinsete, Gokarna Aryal and Hongwei Long

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:11

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  15. Research

    A note on inconsistent families of discrete multivariate distributions

    We construct a d-dimensional discrete multivariate distribution for which any proper subset of its components belongs to a specific family of distributions. However, the joint d-dimensional distribution fails to ...

    Sugata Ghosh, Subhajit Dutta and Marc G. Genton

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:7

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  16. Methodology

    The odd log-logistic logarithmic generated family of distributions with applications in different areas

    We introduce and study general mathematical properties of a new generator of continuous distributions with three extra parameters called the odd log-logistic logarithmic generated family of distributions. We p...

    Morad Alizadeh, S. M. T. K. MirMostafee, Edwin M. M. Ortega, Thiago G. Ramires and Gauss M. Cordeiro

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:6

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  17. Review

    Recent developments on the moment problem

    We consider univariate distributions with finite moments of all positive orders. The moment problem is to determine whether or not a given distribution is uniquely determined by the sequence of its moments. Th...

    Gwo Dong Lin

    Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications 2017 4:5

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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