Accession Number : ADA189407

Title :   Bias Reduction When There Is No Unbiased Estimate.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Doss, Hani ; Sethuraman, Jayaram

PDF Url : ADA189407

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Let phi be a parameter for which there is no unbiased estimator. This note shows that for an arbitrary sequence of estimators T superscript(k), if the bias of T superscript(k) tend to O then their variances must tend to infinity. Keywords: Bias reduction; Jackknife estimate of bias; Bootstrap estimate of bias.

Descriptors :   *BIAS, *POISSON DENSITY FUNCTIONS, ESTIMATES, REDUCTION, HILBERT SPACE

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE