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May, 1976 F. Y. Edgeworth and R. A. Fisher on the Efficiency of Maximum Likelihood Estimation
John W. Pratt
Ann. Statist. 4(3): 501-514 (May, 1976). DOI: 10.1214/aos/1176343457

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F. Y. Edgeworth's 1908-9 investigation is examined for its contribution to knowledge of the sampling properties of maximum likelihood and related estimates, especially asymptotic efficiency. The nature and extent of his progress and anticipation of R. A. Fisher are described. Fisher's relevant work is briefly examined in relation to Edgeworth's and to the Cramer-Rao inequality.

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John W. Pratt. "F. Y. Edgeworth and R. A. Fisher on the Efficiency of Maximum Likelihood Estimation." Ann. Statist. 4 (3) 501 - 514, May, 1976. https://doi.org/10.1214/aos/1176343457

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Published: May, 1976
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

zbMATH: 0328.62001
MathSciNet: MR415867
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aos/1176343457

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Primary: 62F20

Rights: Copyright © 1976 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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