JOURNAL OF APPLIED STATISTICS, vol.46, no.16, pp.2927-2944, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
This paper proposes a new generator function based on the inverted Kumaraswamy distribution and introduces ?generalized inverted Kumaraswamy-G? family of distributions. We provide a comprehensive account of some of its mathematical properties that include the ordinary and incomplete moments, quantile and generating functions and order statistics. The infinite mixture representations for probability density and cumulative distribution and entropy functions of the new family are also established. The density function of the ith-order statistics is expressed as an infinite linear combination of baseline densities and model parameters are estimated by maximum likelihood method. Four special models of this family are also derived along with their respective hazard rate functions. The maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method is used to obtain the model parameters. Monte Carlo simulation experiments are executed to assess the performance of the ML estimators under the corresponding generated models while some data applications are also illustrated. The results of the study show that the proposed distribution is more flexible as compared to the baseline model. This distribution especially can be used to model symmetric, left-skewed, right-skewed and reversed-J data sets.