Estimation Procedures for Parametric Survival Distributions without Covariates

  1. Elisa T. Lee and
  2. John Wenyu Wang

Published Online: 30 JUN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471458546.ch7

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lee, E. T. and Wang, J. W. (2003) Estimation Procedures for Parametric Survival Distributions without Covariates, in Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471458546.ch7

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Center for American Indian Health Research, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2003
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471369974

Online ISBN: 9780471458548

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Keywords:

  • estimation procedures;
  • general maximum likelihood estimation procedure;
  • exponential distribution;
  • Weibull distribution;
  • lognormal distribution;
  • standard gamma distributions;
  • log-logistic distribution

Summary

In this chapter we discuss analytical estimation procedures for survival distributions. Most of the estimation procedures are based on the maximum likelihood method. Mathematical derivations are omitted; only formulas for the estimates and examples are given.