Plausibility Inference for Generalized Poisson Distribution

F. Famoye, P. C. Consul

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The two parameter generalized Poisson distribution (GPD) has been usefully applied to many biological and genetic problems and important interpretations have been given to both the parameters; however, reliable interval estimates for them are not available. A number of results on the plausibility inference for the GPD have been provided. Likelihood intervals and likelihood regions are also considered for the two parameters of the GPD. Expressions needed to compute the intervals and regions are given. These results are then applied to two biological problems to derive the relevant regions and intervals for the parameters of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-368
Number of pages10
JournalBiometrical Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Contour lines
  • Likelihood interval
  • Likelihood region
  • Nuisance parameters
  • Relative maximum likelihood


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