This book is meant for postgraduate modules that cover lifetime data in reliability and survival analysis as taught in statistics, engineering statistics and medical statistics courses. It is helpful for researchers who wish to choose appropriate models and methods for analyzing lifetime data. There is an extensive discussion on the concept and role of ageing in choosing appropriate models for lifetime data, with a special emphasis on tests of exponentiality. There are interesting contributions related to the topics of ageing, tests for exponentiality, competing risks and repairable systems. A special feature of this book is that it introduces the public domain R-software and explains how it can be used in computations of methods discussed in the book.This new edition includes new sections on Frailty Models and Accelerated Life Time Models. Many more illustrations and exercises are also included.
No of Pages: 304
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 20151215
Series: Series On Quality, Reliability And Engineering Statistics