Abstract. Maximum likelihood (ML) estimation based on bivariate record data is considered as the general inference problem. Assume that the process of observing k records is repeated m times, independently. The asymptotic properties including consistency and asymptotic normality of the Maximum Likelihood (ML) estimates of parameters of the underlying distribution is then established, when m is large enough. The bivariate normal distribution is considered as an highly applicable example in order to estimate the parameter θ = (μ1, σ1, μ2, σ2) by ML method of estimation based on mk bivariate record data. Asymptotic
variances of the ML estimators are calculated by deriving the Fisher information matrix about θ contained in the vector of the first k bivariate record data. As another application, we concerned the problem of “breaking boards” of Glick (1978, Amer. Math. Monthly, 85, 2-26) by considering three different sampling schemes of breaking boards and we computed the relative asymptotic efficiencies of ML estimators based on these three types of data.

دریافت: 1392/7/12 | پذیرش: 1392/7/14 | انتشار: 1392/7/14