Three re-sampling techniques are used to estimate the survival probabilities from an exponential life-time distribution. The aim is to employ a technique to obtain a parameter estimate for a two-parameter exponential distribution. The re-sampling methods considered are: Bootstrap estimation method (BE), Jackknife estimation method (JE) and the k-repeated Jackknife estimation method (KJE). The methods were computed to obtain the mean square error (MSE) and mean percentage error (MPE) based on simulated data. The estimates of the two-parameter exponential distribution were substituted to estimate survival probabilities. Results show that the MSE value is reduced when the K–repeated jackknife method is used.
Adewara, Johnson A. and Mbata, Ugochukwu A.
"Survival Estimation Using Bootstrap, Jackknife and K-Repeated Jackknife Methods,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 13
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol13/iss2/15