The construction of combined Bayesian-frequentist confidence intervals for a positive parameter

M. Akahira, A. Shimizu & K. Takeuchi
In current physics experiments, there are many cases when the value of a parameter is theoretically assumed to be nonnegative or positive. In such cases, a combined Bayesian-frequentist approach to confidence intervals for a positive parameter is adopted in this paper, and the confidence intervals are constructed. Comparisons of the confidence intervals with ordinary and Bayesian ones are done in the normal cases.