Maximum Likelihood Estimator

A maximum likelihood estimator is a value of the parameter a such that the likelihood function is a maximum (Harris and Stocket 1998, p. 824).

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Likelihood Function

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Harris, J. W. and Stocker, H. Handbook of Mathematics and Computational Science. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1998.Hoel, P. G. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, 3rd ed. New York: Wiley, pp. 58-60, 1962.

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