2. (take the natural logarithm of the likelihood function)
3.Take the partial derivative of (also called the score function) and set it to 0. Now, solve for theta hat.
I have been going through a practice paper for an exam I have on Friday and have found a question that I don't think we've been taught. Could anyone shed some light on the following question:
I'm not asking for the question to be solved, but if someone point me in the right direction, I'd be very grateful.Let x1,x2,....,xnbe a random sample from a population whose probability density is given by
Show that the maximum likelihood estimator of 1/q is -Sln x /n, and that this estimator is unbiased.
Thanks in advance,