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  1. #1
    Junior Member
    May 2010

    finding the MLE

    I have a question about finding the MLE..

    Let\;\; $X_1, \cdots, X_n$ \mbox{be a random sample from a population with pdf}\;\;$f_{\theta}(x)=(\theta+1)x^{\theta}
    ;\;0<x<1;\;\mbox{where }\theta>-1$ \mbox{is an unknown parameter}.

    Find the MLE for e^{\theta}

    I am confused on how to start this. To find the MLE of \theta, we would find the likelihood function of L(\theta|x). so does this mean the to find the MLE for the MLE for e^{\theta}, I would go like this:

    L(e^{\theta}|x)= \prod_{i=1}^n (e^{\theta}+1){x_i}^{e^{\theta}}

    is this right??
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    Feb 2010
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    Are you familiar with the Invariance Property of the MLEs?
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