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maximum likelihood

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1. (Statistics) the probability of randomly drawing a given sample from a population maximized over the possible values of the population parameters
2. (Statistics) the non-Bayesian rule that, given an experimental observation, one should utilize as point estimates of parameters of a distribution those values which give the highest conditional probability to that observation, irrespective of the prior probability assigned to the parameters
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For the model in which log-earnings is the outcome of interest, it is clear from Table 4 that the least squares and maximum likelihood estimates of the black-white earnings gap and the returns to education are extremely biased when compared with the semi-parametric estimators.
This paper uses Johansen's maximum likelihood cointegration technique to examine the relationship between wage growth and inflation in the United States during the period 1975:11994:3.
To evaluate D, it is necessary to find the maximum likelihood estimate of [Gamma].
The result reveals that support vector machine classification has a more stable increase in accuracy than maximum likelihood but neural network shows a decreasing trend as the size of training set increases.
Land Cover Classification: The maximum likelihood method of supervised classification proved best results for the delineation of non-vegetation cover having bare land (IDNP, 2002).
ERIC Descriptors: Control Groups; Experimental Groups; Educational Research; Data Analysis; Outcomes of Treatment; Error Patterns; Statistical Analysis; Maximum Likelihood Statistics; Computation; Youth Programs; Disadvantaged Youth; Vocational Education; Adolescents; Young Adults; Student Surveys; Teacher Surveys; Student Records; Equations (Mathematics); Regression (Statistics); Models; Randomized Controlled Trials
Constrained solutions, which allow maximum likelihood estimates and other types of estimates, will generally make these negative components of the probability distribution have zero values.
Journals are typically kept as a continuous history for 2-4 days covering the period of maximum likelihood for a data recovery action to occur.
Maximum likelihood estimates are obtained by fixing a set of parameters of interest over a range of values and then maximizing the full likelihood over the remaining "nuisance" parameters.
Quantitative evaluation of implications of the model proceeds using maximum likelihood estimates of parameters governing money growth rates drawn by applying Hamilton's regime-switching model to data on the actual money growth rate in the U.
Alternatively, the population phylogeny is estimated directly, assuming that the observed allele frequencies in the sample are equal to the true population frequencies, by parsimony (Swofford and Berlocher 1987), or by maximum likelihood (Felsenstein 1993).

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