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In this volume the underlying logic and practice of maximum likelihood (ML) estimation is made clear by providing a general modeling framework that utilizes the tools of ML methods. This framework offers readers a flexible modeling strategy since it accommodates cases from the simplest linear models to the most complex nonlinear models that link a system of endogenous and exogenous variables with non-normal distributions. Using examples to illustrate the techniques of finding ML estimators and estimates, Eliason discusses: what properties are desirable in an estimator; basic techniques for finding ML solutions; the general form of the covariance matrix for ML estimates; the sampling distribution of ML estimators; the application of ML in the normal distribution as well as in other useful distributions; and some helpful illustrations of likelihoods.
The Logic of Maximum Likelihood
A General Modeling Framework Using Maximum Likelihood Methods
An Introduction to Basic Estimation Techniques
Further Empirical Examples
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ISBN: 9780803941076 ISBN-10: 0803941072 Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Audience:
Number Of Pages: 96 Published: 9th August 1993 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9
Weight (kg): 0.12