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Coarsening at random in general sample spaces and random censoring in continuous time. (English) Zbl 0839.62001

Summary: D. F. Heitjan and D. B. Rubin [ibid. 19, No. 4, 2244-2253 (1991; Zbl 0745.62004)] proposed a concept, “coarsening at random,” generalizing Rubin’s theory of missing at random. Their analysis was done in discrete sample spaces. We propose a generalization to general sample spaces. Among Heitjan and Rubin’s applications was right-censoring in survival analysis. We discuss the application of the generalized theory to various censoring patterns in continuous time and connect to the modern theory of random censoring.

MSC:

62A01 Foundations and philosophical topics in statistics
62F10 Point estimation

Citations:

Zbl 0745.62004
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