Accession Number : ADA186335

Title :   Parameter Estimation for the Dirichlet-Multinomial Distribution Using Supplementary Beta-Binomial Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Danaher, Peter J

PDF Url : ADA186335

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The author develops estimates for the parameters of Dirichlet-multinomial distribution (DMD) when there is insufficient data to obtain maximum likelihood or method of moment estimates known in the literature. We do, however, have supplementary beta-binomial data pertaining to the marginals of the DMD, and use these data when estimating the DMD parameters. A real situation and data set are given where the estimates are applicable. Keywords: Asymptotic properties.

Descriptors :   *ESTIMATES, *PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES, MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION, METHOD OF MOMENTS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE