Additional Statistical Techniques

  • Wallace R. Blischke
  • M. Rezaul Karim
  • D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


In this chapter, we continue the discussion of basic statistical methods of importance in analysis of warranty data begun in  Chap. 9. Techniques discussed include parametric and nonparametric test for outliers; goodness-of-fit tests, including the ChiᾢSquare, KolmogoroffᾢSmirnov, and AndersonᾢDarling tests; tests for comparing means of two or more normal populations; basic linear regression and correlation analysis; estimation of functions of parameters, including the coefficient of variation, and cost and reliability functions; and tests of assumptions, including independence, normality, and equal population variances.


Weibull Distribution Candidate Model System Reliability Asymptotic Variance Reliability Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wallace R. Blischke
    • 1
  • M. Rezaul Karim
    • 2
  • D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
    • 3
  1. 1.Sherman Oaks, Los AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsRajshahi UniversityRajshahiBangladesh
  3. 3.School of Mechanical and Mining EngineeringThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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