Testing the Number of Components in a Birnbaum-Saunders Mixture Model under a Random Censoring Scheme
AbstractThis paper deals with testing the number of components in a Birnbaum-Saunders mixture model under randomly right censored data. We focus on two methods, one based on the modified likelihood ratio test and the other based on the shortcut of bootstrap test. Based on extensive Monte Carlo simulation studies, we evaluate and compare the performance of the proposed tests through their size and power. A power analysis provides guidance for researchers to examine the factors that affect the power of the proposed tests used in detecting the correct number of components in a Birnbaum-Saunders mixture model. Finally an example of aircraft Windshield data is used to illustrate the testing procedure.
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