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Extra lecture next Thur 10-12. Room MVF33
Exam March 8 MVF21 8.30-13.30. Open book, open notes.

Examiner and lecturer
  Rebecka Jörnsten (

Course literature
Main text book
Y. Pawitan, In all likelihood.

Other texts
Lecture notes

(pdf file)
Preliminary Course Plan

  1   1,2   Introduction. Likelihood, point estimates.
  2   3, (4,6,12), 8   Exponential families, sufficiency, Fisher scoring
  3   9   Asymptotics.
  4   5,10   Bootstrap, nuisance parameters
 5   13   Robustness, model distances
 6   4, 6, 11, 12   Modeling, complex data structures
 7     Review

Lecture Notes
  Notes and handouts
 1   Lecture 1
 2   Lecture 2 , Lecture 3
 3   Lecture 4 , Lecture 5
 4   Lecture 6 , Lecture 7 , Review notes week 1-4
 5   Lecture 8 , Lecture 9, I , Lecture 9, II
 6   Lecture 10 , Lecture 11
 7   Lecture 12 , Review 1

Labs and Exercises
  Labs and data links
 1   Suggestion: plot normalized log-likelihood and the quadratic approximation for some easy distribution, like Bin(n,x) for large and small n, and for different values of x.
 3   Homework1
 4   Homework2: read Lindsey and write a 1 page summary - focusing on something you found particularly interesting. Also, view the example at the end of lecture 6. Compare UMVUE and MLE for estimating exp(-theta) as sample size n increases. Compare both bias and variance.
 5   Solutions Homework1
 6   Homework3 Due Wed March 3
 7  Suggested problems to look at 2.10, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.4, 8.2, 8.3, 8.7. Solutions Homeworks 2 and 3 , and the computer code. Bias correction is good with both jackknife and bootstrap and brings the MLE bias down to almost nothing for n 10 or greater.
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