The area of statistics that focuses on taking information from samples of a population, in order to derive information on the entire population.

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Intuitive explanation of requirement for achieving the Cramer Rao Lower Bound

this question relates to the requirement for achieving CRLB. I know that for a random sample $Y_1, \ldots, Y_n$, an estimator $U$ of $g(\theta)$ is MVUE (i.e. it is unbiased and also ...
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Pareto distribution confidence interval

$X$ is distributed by Pareto with $$f_X (x) = \frac{\alpha k^{\alpha}}{x^ {\alpha +1}},\alpha,k>0,x>k.$$ Derive a 95% confidence interval for $k $. My friend said I gotta do this $$Pr ...
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t-distribution and Degrees of freedom

Why t- distribution have n-1 degrees of freedom? I know that it is used when population variance is not known but what determines n-1
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calculating $E(X_{(i)}| \sum_{i=1}^5 X_i)$

suppose 5.5,3.5, 2.5,4.5,2 be a random sample from of gamma distribution with parameters of $ \beta,\alpha=2$. if $Z_{(i)}$ be i-th order statistic a random sample of size 5 from $\Gamma(2,1)$, how ...
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What is the appropriate statistical test to see if a quantity has been distributed differently into discrete bins?

Say I have $10^6$ balls, $3$ bins $A,B,C$, and $2$ machines $X$ and $Y$ that distribute the balls into the bins according to an internal set of rules (i.e. a probability distribution). If I run both ...
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Function Looks Poisson-Like: But What's the Parameter $\lambda$?

(On pause) I have $$f\left(x\right)=-x\left( x\sqrt{4-x^2}-4\arccos\left(\frac{x}{2}\right) \right)\arccos\left(\frac{x^2+d^2-1}{2dx}\right)$$ which looks a bit like the continuous version of ...
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Doubts in Bayes' Theorem

I meet one problem on the probability and statistic theory. "Assume given the probability spaces $(X,S,\mu_i)$, $i=1,2$, and the probability space $(X,S,\lambda)$. And there exsit functions ...
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Most powerful test for discrete variable

The discrete random variable X has the following probability distributions under $H_0$ and $H_1$ $$\begin{array}{r|rrrrrrrrrr} x&1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&9&10\\ ...
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Nikolski class of probability measures - Metric and Topological Properties

I am reading a book about non-parametric statistics (Tsybakov's Introduction to Non-Parametic Estimation), and in order to prove some important inequalities on mean-squared error, different classes of ...
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Calculating that confidence that pairs of lightbulbs are independently illuminated.

So, you're sitting in a dark room, and on the far wall you see $n$ lightbulbs mounted above plaques numbered $1$ through $n$. There is a lightswitch on the arm of your chair. Every time you flip the ...
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Teaching Student's distribution

While it is fairly straightforward to show the basics of the normal distribution in a first year undergraduate course, how does a teacher provide good intuition when the Student distribution comes in? ...
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What is the asymptotic value of the smoothed probability in a HMM model?

If I have a HMM model with a hidden markov chain $(S_t)_t$ with 3 states and if I assume that the distribution of the observation knowing in which state it is, is a normal. Do I know what is the value ...
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Sample median of Cauchy distribution is consistent. How?

When we use chebyshev's inequality to show whether an estimator is consistent or not, we require the mean square error of the estimator and I do not know sample median's probability distribution. So ...
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How sample size affects confidence interval.

Suppose the weight of n primary one students has sample mean of 20KG. If n = 40, a certain percentage of confidence interval for the population mean is (15.5,24.5). Find the confidence interval if we ...
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Uniform Boundedness: Am I right or my TA?

I am a student, and I disagree with the solutions our TA has prepared. I am seeking verification that I am correct or explanation as to why I am wrong. It seems to be a disagreement or ...
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$E(g(X)), E(g'(X)) <\infty $ implies $\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} f(x)g(x)= 0$ ($f$ is the density of $X$)?

I am trying to figure out the Stein's identity which asserts that for r.v $X$ having pdf $$p_\theta(x)=\exp\{ \theta T(x)-A(\theta)\}h(x)$$ where $ T$ is differentiable and $g>0$ is ...
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Finding a general form of the density function when we have a four dimentional random variable.

Consider a subject having time of the specific event $T_i$, which is a single sample from a distribution $F_i$ with density $f_i$ and support $[t_{\min},t_{\max}]$, for $i= 1,\ldots,n$. Let these ...
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Stratified Sampling: Total and mean estimate of population

Question: In a sample survey designed to estimate the total number of cattle, the universe of 2072 farms was stratified into 5 strata on the basis of the total acreage of farms. In the hth stratum (h ...
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UMVUE using complete and sufficient statistic

Let $X_1,X_2,...,X_n$ be a random sample from a normal distribution with mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$. I showed that $(\bar X,S^2)$ is jointly sufficient for estimating ($\mu$,$\sigma^2$) where ...
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Sampling from a graph

Suppose you have a graph $G=(V,E)$ that is unobservable globally and you wish to take a sample from the vertices of that graph to infer something about its global properties from local properties. ...
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Sum of random variables - is there an efficient way to do inference?

Suppose I have a series of variables $X_1, X_2, \ldots, X_n$. I have $S = \sum_i^n X_i$. Now suppose that I have a constraint on the distribution of S, for example from some data. Looking at any of ...
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The distribution of the ith order statistic for discrete random variables

Assume $(X_i)_{i=1,...,n}$ are a sequence of real iid random variables with continuous density $p_x$. We know that $$Y:=\sum_{i=1}^n 1\{X_i\leq u\}\sim Bin(n,F_x(u)),$$ since $1\{X_i\leq u\}\sim ...
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Normalizing multiple different features from unknown distributions

I'm doing some "exploratory" data analysis over a large set of classes/proteins, with a few hundred different features (I.E. Continuous variables) extracted from the data. The features are calculated ...
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Estimating a sub-population characteristic based on independent samples without replacement

Let a bag have 1000 balls of arbitrary colors and unknowns sizes ($r$). Suppose we also known the total volume occupied by the balls ($t_v$). We want to estimate the total volume occupied by red balls ...
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hypothesis testing practice question

This is a practice question for a final exam. Two types of cordless weed-trimmer batteries are tested. One group of 5 batteries averaged $1.4$ hours, while the other group consisting of 8 batteries, ...
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degrees of freedom for a chi squared goodness-of-fit test

For a statistics project, I gave out a 20 question multiple choice quiz with each question containing five answers. I would like to run some hypothesis tests on the data by using a Chi squared ...
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Probability distribution for a digit of a number

If someone choose a digit $\alpha$ and a digit $\beta$ independently. Each one can be in $0,1, ...,9$. So $\mu = \alpha \beta$ (e.g. if $\alpha = 5$ and $\beta = 3$ then $\mu =53$). And I observe a ...
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How do I must do it?

For a sample of size n from a random variable with density function $$f_{\theta}(x)=\frac{2x}{\theta^2}, x>0$$ find the confidence interval for $\theta$ of average length consistently lower level ...
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Inference the time a process would take depending on the number of threads

I have several datasets consisting on: Number of threads n Start process time t1 Stop process time ...
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Is there a statistical hypothesis test that uses the mode?

Is there a statistical hypothesis test that considers the mode rather than the mean or median?
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How is the Variance of this estimator equal to $\theta$?

Currently going through solutions of a worksheet and I don't understand the jump between two lines of working. "$\hat{\theta}_1$ and $\hat{\theta}_2$ are independent unbiased estimators for an ...
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How to measure the stability of datas

The background: I have a server handling $n$ kinds of requests, denoted by $k_1, ..., k_n$, at a certain time, many requests has been processed, the average time it takes to process $k_i$ is $t_i$, ...
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Estimating Prevalence of Disease, Defects, or Spam With Screening Tests

Background. A screening test is a relatively quick and easy or inexpensive preliminary test that gives preliminary warning of undesirable condition $D$, such as disease in a patient, defect in a ...
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Rao-Blackwell theorem and conditional distribution

Let $X_1,..,X_n$ random sample of $X\sim\text{Exp}(\lambda)$ with $f(x;\lambda)=\frac{1}{\lambda}e^{-\frac{1}{\lambda}x}I_{[0,\infty]}(x)$ i) Find a unbiased estimator of $\lambda$ based ...
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Series of sums of normal variables, likelihood principle

Suppose I have a series of normal variables $Y_i \sim \mathcal N(\theta, 1)$ for $1 \leq i \leq N$. Define: $$S_k = \sum\limits_{i=1}^kY_i$$ Since they're sums of normally distributed variables, ...
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Statistical Modeling with the combination of two models

I'm having a modeling problem now. Assume we have discrete random variable Y and continuous random variables X and Z. First, we assume a logistic regression between Y and Z.(Assumption One) Also, we ...
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Asymptotically normal but biased estimator

This is the problem 2.11 from Lehman book "Theory of point estimation" 2-nd edition. Construct a sequence $\{\delta_{n}\}$ of estimators of $g(\theta)$, satisfying $$ \sqrt{n}[\delta_{n} - ...
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How can we have $T_n \xrightarrow{\mathbb P_\vartheta} \vartheta$ if $T_n$ are defined on different spaces?

Here is how I understand the standard parametric model in statistical inference: We have a r.v. $X:\Omega \to \Psi$ which has some known to us distribution yet the exact parameter is unknown to us. ...
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Conditional Probability/Expectation in the EM algorithm

I'm doing a study in which I measure data under a random censoring process. The observed data which may be interpreted as the lifetime of a subject, is denoted by $t$, with the censoring variable $c$ ...
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Fisher Expected Information for a Gaussian Process model

Suppose I have a two dimensional Gaussian process model (GP), defined by a squared exponential correlation function s.t: $$R(x_{i},x_{j}) = \exp\left(-\frac{|x_{i} - x_{j}|^2}{2}\right).$$ I am ...
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Limiting Distributions and the Weak Law of Large Numbers

I have that $Y_1, Y_2, ..., Y_n$ are i.i.d. Poisson random variables with mean 1, and that $U_n = \sqrt{\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}{Y_i^2}}{n}}$. Given that I have a sequence $U_1, U_2, ..., U_n$, I'm ...
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Do higher order sample moments converge to the distributional mean?

The Methods of moments estimation is based on the law of large numbers, which says that the sample means of i.i.d. random variables from any distribution converge to the distributional mean as the ...
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Hazard function for proportional odds model

The Cox proportional hazards model for survival data with covariate ${\bf z}$ is defined through the hazard function $h(t,{\bf z})$ by $$ h(t,{\bf z}) = h_0(t)~\cdot\theta~~,~~~\theta = \theta(\beta, ...
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Questions on the theory of Lasso

The linear model ${\bf Y}={X\beta}+\epsilon$, where ${\bf Y}$ is a $n\times 1$ vector, and ${\bf X}$ is $n\times p$ matrix. $n\lt p$ and $rank({\bf X})=n$. $\epsilon\sim N(0, \sigma^2)$. How to prove ...
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inferential statistics methods for population?

Is that true to use inferential statistics methods when we study whole population? I mean for example is that true to use hypothesis test when whole population are under study? Suppose I am studying ...
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$Z$ is Normal$(\sigma,1)$, find UMVUE of $P(Z\leq 0)$.

Given i.i.d. samples $X_1,...,X_n$ from Normal$(\sigma,1)$, find the UMVUE of $g(\sigma)=P_\sigma(Z\leq 0)$. I tried to use Lehman-Scheffe theorem. We now that $\sum_1^nX_i$ is sufficient and ...
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How can I tell whether sample size is inadequate or not ?

I am given sample size of 15322 students and our research topic is to find out a relationship between students academic performance and participation in sports team. The question asks " do you think ...
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Why not use always a binomial exact test to compare two proportions instead of chi square?

I am trying to figure out what test I should use in the following scenario: I know that there is a lot of room for improvement in a specific area at work - being extremely critical, let's say that ...
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how to find relationships in dataset with multiple variables

I have a large project data set ,which includes numeric values like dollar amounts, and non numeric quantities like country codes, purpose codes etc I want to find relationships between the variables. ...
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Showing that moment estimates are asymptotically bi-variate normal.

Let $X_1,\dots,X_n$ be iid $\Gamma(p,1/\lambda)$ with density $g_\theta (x) = \frac{1}{\Gamma(p)} \lambda^p x^{p-1} e^{-\lambda x}$, $x>0$, $\theta = (p,\lambda)$, $p > 0$, $\lambda > 0$. ...