An application of a bootstrap method for selecting a suitable shrinkage factor for the two-stage shrinkage estimator of a reliability function for the exponential distribution is discussed. The estimator obtained here has higher efficiency as compared to the one where the shrinkage factor is not subjected to bootstrapping.
Ratnaparkhi, Makarand V.; Waikar, Vasant B.; and Schuurmann, Fredrick J.
"The Bootstrap Method for the Selection of a Shrinkage Factor in Two-stage Estimation of the Reliability Function of an Exponential Distribution,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol8/iss1/21