Preliminary test estimation in Rayleigh distribution under a squared-log error loss

Document Type: Original Scientific Paper


1 Yazd University

2 Department of Statistics, University of Jahrom, Jahrom, Iran


The problem of pretest estimation in Rayleigh type-II censored data under the squared-log error loss (SLEL) is considered. The risk-unbiased estimator is derived and its risk is computed under the SLEL. The pretest estimator based on a point guess about the parameter of interest is constructed and the bias and risk is computed. A comparison study is performed between the pretest estimator and the risk-unbiased estimator. The optimal level of significance and critical values of pretest is obtained using regret minimax method. A real data set is used for illustrative purposes.