# Metron - International Journal of Statistics

1999 - 2011

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**Volume LXIX, issue 1, 2011**

- Corrado Gini: the man and the scientist pp. 1-28
*Giovanni Giorgi*
- On the interpolation of a straight line when the values of the independent variable are affected by accidental errors pp. 29-43
*Corrado Gini*
- Corrado Gini, a pioneer in balanced sampling and inequality theory pp. 45-65
*Matti Langel* and *Yves Tillé*
- Gini’s multiple regressions: two approaches and their interaction pp. 67-99
*Edna Schechtman*, *Shlomo Yitzhaki* and *Taina Pudalov*
- Gini’s criticisms to the theory of inference: a missed opportunity pp. 101-117
*Ludovico Piccinato*

**Volume LXVIII, issue 3, 2010**

- Multivariate extended skew-t distributions and related families pp. 201-234
*Reinaldo B. Arellano-Valle* and *Marc G. Genton*
- On Fisher information matrices and profile log-likelihood functions in generalized skew-elliptical models pp. 235-250
*Christophe Ley* and *Davy Paindaveine*
- Modelling conditional heteroskedasticity and skewness using the skew-normal distribution pp. 251-263
*Thomas R. Allen Corns* and *Stephen E. Satchell*
- Some moment properties of skew-symmetric circular distributions pp. 265-273
*Dale Umbach* and *Sreenivas Rao Jammalamadaka*
- Invariance-based estimating equations for skew-symmetric distributions pp. 275-298
*Adelchi Azzalini*, *Marc G. Genton* and *Bruno Scarpa*
- On the approximation of the tail probability of the scalar skew-normal distribution pp. 299-308
*Antonella Capitanio*
- Selection bias in linear mixed models pp. 309-329
*Leonardo Grilli* and *Carla Rampichini*
- Truncated skew-normal distributions: moments, estimation by weighted moments and application to climatic data pp. 331-345
*Cedric Flecher*, *Denis Allard* and *Philippe Naveau*
- A prospective combination of phase II and phase III in drug development pp. 347-369
*Adelchi Azzalini* and *Antonella Bacchieri*
- On the information matrix of the multivariate skew-t model pp. 371-386
*Reinaldo B. Arellano-Valle*

**Volume LXVIII, issue 2, 2010**

- A pretest for choosing between logrank and Wilcoxon tests in the two-sample problem pp. 111-125
*Ruvie Lou Maria C. Martinez* and *Joshua D. Naranjo*
- Order statistics from a family of J-shaped distributions pp. 127-136
*Ahmad A. Zghoul*
- Speeding up the asymptotics when constructing one-sided coverage intervals with survey data pp. 137-151
*Phillip S. Kott* and *Yan K. Liu*
- Length biased weighted residual inaccuracy measure pp. 153-160
*Vikas Kumar*, *H.C. Taneja* and *R. Srivastava*
- Clustering multivariate time series by genetic multiobjective optimization pp. 161-183
*S. Bandyopadhyay*, *R. Baragona* and *U. Maulik*
- Improvement in estimating the population mean using two-stage balanced groups ranked set sampling pp. 185-196
*Amer Ibrahim Al-Omari* and *Mohammad Fraiwan Al-Saleh*

**Volume LXVIII, issue 1, 2010**

- Estimating function approach for CHARN Models pp. 1-21
*Hiroomi Kanai*, *Hiroaki Ogata* and *Masanobu Taniguchi*
- Bonferroni and Gini indices for various parametric families of distributions pp. 23-46
*Giovanni Giorgi* and *Saralees Nadarajah*
- A general procedure for estimating the population mean in stratified sampling using auxiliary information pp. 47-65
*Housila P. Singh* and *Gajendra K. Vishwakarma*
- Variance residual life function in discrete random ageing pp. 67-75
*M. Khorashadizadeh*, *A. H. Rezaei Roknabadi* and *G. R. Mohtashami Borzadaran*
- Characterization of discrete distributions by conditional variance pp. 77-85
*Kumar Kattumannil Sudheesh* and *N. Unnikrishnan Nair*
- On the identifiability of a mixture model for ordinal data pp. 87-94
*Maria Iannario*
- On stochastic optimization in sample allocation among strata pp. 95-103
*Marcin Kozak* and *Hai Ying Wang*

**Volume LXVII, issue 3, 2009**

- Transvariation and inequality between subpopulations in the Dagum’s Gini index decomposition pp. 229-241
*Michele Costa*
- Optimum quadratic three-step stress plans for log-logistic distribution pp. 243-255
*Mohammed Al-Haj Ebrahem* and *Abedel-Qader Al-Masri*
- On non-isomorphic orthogonal array OA(3^5,20,3,3) pp. 257-267
*Veena Budhraja* and *Seema Gupta*
- Bayesian analysis for the exponentiated Rayleigh distribution pp. 269-288
*Mohammad Z. Raqab* and *Mohamed T. Madi*
- Quantile estimation and the statistical relative efficiency curve pp. 289-301
*Vytaras Brazauskas*
- On a construction of Markov models in continuous time pp. 303-323
*Ramses H. Mena* and *Stephen G. Walker*
- An improved skewness measure pp. 325-337
*Richard A. Groeneveld* and *Glen Meeden*

**Volume LXVII, issue 2, 2009**

- Mixture Designs in orthogonal blocks using F-squares pp. 105-128
*M. L. Aggarwal*, *Poonam Singh*, *Vandana Sarin* and *Bushra Husain*
- On the Polya-Aeppli regression model pp. 129-152
*Carlo Ferreri*
- Multivariate indirect methods of estimation in presence of non-response in successive sampling pp. 153-175
*Housila P. Singh* and *Sunil Kumar*
- Nonparametric estimation of regression parameters in measurement error models pp. 177-200
*A. K. MD. Ehsanes Saleh*, *Jan Picek* and *Jan Kalina*
- On the existence of a posterior distribution for spatial mixed models with binomial responses pp. 201-209
*Martin Vogt* and *Ralf Munnich*
- Mixture Designs in orthogonal blocks using F-squares pp. 211-227
*Mahendra Kumar Sharma* and *Sileshi Fanta*

**Volume LXVII, issue 1, 2009**

- Bayes prediction of the regression coefficient in a finite population using balanced loss function pp. 1-16
*Ashok K. Bansal* and *Priyanka Aggarwal*
- Robust inference in composite transformation models pp. 17-30
*Luca Greco* and *Laura Ventura*
- Estimation of the Weibull shape parameter in failure censored sampling under the linex loss pp. 31-50
*Gyan Prakash* and *Dinesh Chandra Singh*
- On characterizations of t2 distribution by regressional properties of maximums pp. 51-56
*I. Akhundov* and *V. B. Nevzorov*
- Analysis of simple linear regression via median ranked set sampling pp. 57-74
*M. T. Alodat*, *Mohammad Al-Rawwash* and *I. M. Nawajah*
- On the power generalizedWeibull family: model for cancer censored data pp. 75-86
*Mikhail Nikulin* and *Firoozeh Haghighi*
- Estimation of population mean on current occasion in two-occasion successive sampling pp. 87-103
*Garib Nath Singh* and *Jaishree Prabha Karna*

**Volume LXVI, issue 3, 2008**

- Attenuation of relative poverty by taxes and subsidies pp. 265-283
*Karl Mosler* and *C. Scheicher*
- Mean squared error matrix comparison of least aquares and Stein-rule estimators for regression coefficients under non-normal disturbances pp. 285-298
*Shalabh*, *H. Toutenburg* and *C. Heumann*
- Size-biased Poisson-Lindley distribution and its application pp. 299-311
*M. E. Ghitany* and *D. K. Al-Mutairi*
- Two-stage restricted adaptive cluster sampling pp. 313-327
*E. Rocco*
- Unbiased variance estimation in estimating P (X > Y) for one and two parameter exponential populations pp. 329-339
*S. Sengupta*
- Method of trimmed moments for robust fitting of parametric failure time models pp. 341-360
*R. Bajorunaite* and *V. Brazauskas*

**Volume LXVI, issue 2, 2008**

- Distributions of scan statistics in a sequence of Markov Bernoulli trials pp. 135-155
*R. L. Shinde* and *K. S. Kotwal,*
- Using Markov chains for marginal modelling of binary longitudinal data in an exact likelihood approach pp. 157-181
*M. H. Goncalves* and *A. Azzalini*
- Imputing and jackknifing scrambled responses pp. 183-204
*S. Singh –*, *J.-M. Kim* and *I. Singh Grewal*
- The distribution of the sum of a normal and a t random variable with arbitrary degrees of freedom pp. 205-208
*Giovanni Forchini*
- On auto-regression type dynamic mixed models for binary panel data pp. 209-221
*B. C. Sutradhar*
- The role of lower partial moments in stochastic modeling pp. 223-242
*S. M. Sunoj* and *S. S. Maya*
- Comments on a-decomposability pp. 243-252
*N. Bouzar* and *S. Satheesh*
- Accounting for interviewer variability in small area estimation pp. 253-262
*B. Liu*

**Volume LXVI, issue 1, 2008**

- Methodological advances in official statistics pp. 1-3
*Mauro Scanu (Guest Ed.)*
- Another look at ridge calibration pp. 5-20
*Jean-Francois Beaumont* and *Cynthia Bocci*
- Towards small area estimation at Statistics Netherlands pp. 21-49
*Harm Jan Boonstra*, *Jan A. Van Den Brakel*, *Bart Buelens*, *Sabine Krieg* and *Marc Smeets*
- Propensity to respond and nonresponse bias pp. 51-73
*J. Michael Brick* and *Michael E. Jones*
- A multiple imputation method for non-Gaussian data pp. 75-90
*Marco Di Zio* and *Ugo Guarnera*
- Evaluation of some approximate variance estimators under the Rao-Sampford unequal probability sampling design pp. 91-108
*David Haziza*, *Fulvia Mecatti* and *J.N.K. Rao*
- Data disclosure limitation as a decision problem pp. 109-134
*Mario Trottini*