Confidence intervals for the comparison of two Poisson distributions

Lisa A. Weissfeld, Roy T. St. Laurent, Lawrence H. Moulton, Roy T St Laurent

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Abstract

Confidence interval construction the difference in mean event rates for two Index independent , Poisson samples is discussed. Intervals are derived by considering Bayes estimates of the mean event rates using a family of noninformative priors. The coverage probabilities of the proposed are compared to those of the standard Wald interval for of observed events. A compromise method of constructing interval based on the data is suggested and its properties are evaluated. The method is illustrated in several examples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3071-3081
JournalCommunications in Statistics, Theory and Methods
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Confidence intervals for the comparison of two Poisson distributions. / Weissfeld, Lisa A.; St. Laurent, Roy T.; Moulton, Lawrence H.; St Laurent, Roy T.

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Weissfeld, Lisa A. ; St. Laurent, Roy T. ; Moulton, Lawrence H. ; St Laurent, Roy T. / Confidence intervals for the comparison of two Poisson distributions. In: Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods. 1991 ; Vol. 20. pp. 3071-3081.
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