Some specific topics include properties of the three-parameter Burr XII distribution, empirical Bayes estimators for the reproduction parameter of Borel-Tanner distribution, estimation of the parameters of the inverse Weibull distribution with progressive censoring data, and application of the zero-truncated negative binomial distribution to the reliability theory and related Bayesian estimation procedures.

To compare the mean number of vectors captured during each timed search, we used zero-truncated negative binomial regression, a method appropriate for analyses of count data in which observations of zero are excluded (19).