# Quasi maximum likelihood estimation versus pseudo MLE

If I'm not wrong both "quasi" and "pseudo" denote the same thing, namely the optimization under wrong distributional assumptions. Moreover I think that the terms are not restricted to the assumption of normality. Is there an experienced reader who can confirm this? Cheers!

• If you mean 'pseudo-likelihood', see the first sentence here – Glen_b Jul 10 '14 at 23:27