By Professor Dr. Rainer Winkelmann, Dipl. Vw. Stefan Boes (auth.)
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The main requirement for the choice of f (y; θ) is that it should have the same support as the observed variable. 2. Express the parameter θ as a function of X to obtain a conditional probability model f (y|x; θ). This can be interpreted as follows. We want to model the data-generating process that has created the observations of the dependent variable. This requires us to identify and select an appropriate probability function. Finally, we make the parameters of the selected probability function dependent on the explanatory variables.
B) Think about an appropriate probability distribution function that has the same support as the dependent variable you chose in (a). c) What parameters does the distribution function have? How would you specify the parameters in terms of the explanatory variables? d) How would you proceed with the variables? 23 Assume that you have access to data from the Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS), a comprehensive investigation of all pregnancies that occurred between 1960 and 1967 among women in the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in the San Francisco East Bay area.
Yn , and is thus a function of the data, the estimate is the value taken by that function for a speciﬁc data set. The same distinction can be made for the likelihood function itself, or for any function of the likelihood function. For instance, for each point θp , L(θp ; y) is a random variable, as are log L(θp ; y) or ∂ log L(θp ; y)/∂θ, since all these functions depend on the random sample that has been drawn. Of course, in practice, a single sample is the only information we have. However, the derivation of general properties of the maximum likelihood estimator, such as consistency or asymptotic normality, require the analysis of the behavior of the estimator in repeated samples, which can be conducted based on the assumption that we know the true data generating process f (y; θ0 ).