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A complete statistic T (in some statistical model) is such that for all functions g, if E g(T)=0 for all parameter values, then g is identically zero.

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Checking whether the minimal sufficient statistic is complete or not for a negative exponential distribution

Let $X_1, X_2..., X_n$ follows iid negative exponential distribution with pdf $$f(x) = \frac{1}{\theta^2} \: e^{-\frac{(x-\theta)}{\theta^2}} \: \: I_{(x>\theta)} $$ I have to show whether the ...
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Reparametrization and its effect on sufficient/complete/minimal statistics

Suppose $X_1 \sim Pois(\lambda_1), X_2 \sim Pois(\lambda_2), X_3 \sim Pois(\lambda_1+\lambda_2)$. Separately I can find a sufficient, complete and minimal statistic for each of them. But considering ...
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Complete Statistics of Negative Exponential Distribtion when both location and scale parameter are unknown

Let, $X_1, \ldots, X_n$ be iid having a negative exponential distribution with common pdf $$\dfrac{1}{\sigma} \exp\{ -(x-\mu)/\sigma \} I(x>\mu); \mu \in R, \sigma \in R^+$$ where $\mu$ and $\sigma$...
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Checking for the completeness for the M.S of $f(x) = \frac12 exp(-|x-\theta|)$

The minimum sufficient statistics for $f(x) = \frac12 exp(-|x-\theta|)$ for $-\infty < \theta < +\infty$ is $ T(X) = \{X_{(1)},X_{(n)} \}$. I want to show that the above is complete. $f(x) = \...
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Find best unbiased estimator for $\theta$ when $X_i\sim U(-\theta,\theta)$

I am having an issue finding a best unbiased estimator for $\theta$. Any help is appreciated. Let $X_1, ..., X_n$ be a random sample from a population with pdf: $f(x\mid\theta)=\frac{1}{2\theta}$ $-\...
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Conditional distribution of complete sufficient statistics being ancillary of $\alpha$

Regarding the distribution and statistics as described here, I need to show that the conditional distribution of $\overline{X}$ given $X^*=x^*$ does not depend on $\alpha$. I remember my professor ...
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Gamma distribution: ratio of 2 CSS not containing $\beta$

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be iid and follow $Gamma(\alpha, \beta)$, where $$f(x,\alpha, \beta)=\frac{x^{\alpha-1}e^{-x/\beta}}{\Gamma(\alpha)\beta^\alpha}$$ I already showed that $\overline{X}$ and $X^*=\...
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UMVUE of functions of parameters from 2 normal samples

So the problem I have asks to find the UMVUE of $\sigma^2$ and of $\left( \epsilon - \eta \right)^2$, where $\sigma$,$\epsilon$, and $\eta$ are parameters of normal distributions as described here, ...
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Why do we not care about completeness, sufficiency of an estimator as much anymore?

When we begin to learn Statistics, we learn about seemingly important class of estimators that satisfy the properties sufficiency and completeness. However, when I read recent articles in Statistics I ...
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Statistics Theory Question

Casella& Berger Theorem 6.2.28: If a minimal sufficient statistics exists, any complete statistics is minimal sufficient. So let's suppose $X_1...X_n$ are iid $Bernoulli(p)$ $p\in (0,1)$, then $\...
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Rao-Blackwell part of the Lehmann-Scheffe theorem

I'm trying to understand the proof of this theorem. An unbiased estimator $T$, that is a function of a complete statistic $S$, is unique, i.e. there can't be other unbiased estimators that are ...
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Show that $T(\mathbf{X})=(\sum X_i, \sum X_i^2)$ is not complete

Let $X_1, \cdots X_n \stackrel{\text{iid}}{\sim} N(\alpha \sigma, \sigma^2)$, where $\alpha$ is known, and $\sigma > 0$ is unknown. Show that the family of distributions of $$T(\mathbf{X})=(\sum ...
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How to derive a pdf of Complete Sufficient Statistic of exponential family

While studying Mathematical statistics through "Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 7th" (by Hogg and Craig), I've been stuck in the Theorem above. The answer of the exercise 7.5.8 is not given in ...
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replication of minimal sufficient statistic

Suppose we have a minimal sufficient statistic for observations $X_1, ...,X_n$ that are i.i.d from distribution $f(X|\theta)$, namely $T(X) = (T_1,...,T_k)$ which is a $k$ dimensional statistics. Now ...
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Is the sample mean complete sufficient for the Expectation when $X \sim F$ where $F$ is some symmetric distribution?

Let $X_1,X_2... X_n$ be iid $\sim F$ where $F$ is any symmetric continuous distribution and let $\mid E(X)\mid<\infty$. Is $\bar{x}$ complete sufficient for $E(x)=\int{xf(x)dx}$? Assume that all ...
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What is the broadest context where $\bar{X}$ is complete sufficient for $\mathbb E(X)$?

$\bar{X}$ is complete sufficient for $\mathbb E(X)$ if $X$ is Normal with known standard deviation $\sigma$. Are there broader contexts? Like for exponential families in general or more general than ...
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Relationship between completeness and sufficiency

hopefully this isn't a duplicate of another question (at least I didn't find one). Here is a question I have about completeness and sufficiency: Problem: Suppose $T(x)$ is complete sufficient for $\...
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A few doubts on UMVUE uniqueness and strategies to find them

I am taking a course in mathematical statistics and I have a few doubts on some aspects of UMVUEs. The first question is: why are UMVUE, if they exist, unique? I understand that they are unique if I ...
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Proving $X$ is a complete statistic to find a UMVUE

I'm learning about Stein's phenomenon. This standard problem is considered: Let $X_1, \dots, X_p$ be independent random variables with $X_i \sim N(\theta_i, 1)$ for $i = 1, \dots, p$. Let $\theta = (\...
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Complete statistics for $f_X(x) = e^{-(x - \mu)} I_{\mu, \infty}(x)$

I am studying parametric statistical inference. One of the self study I have to find a sufficient, minimal and complete statistic for the $\mu$ parameter of the following p.d.f. $$ f_X(x \mid \mu) = e^...
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Verifying whether $X$ is a complete statistic

The pmf of $X$ is as follows: $X = -1 \rightarrow p(x)= \theta$ $X = 0 \rightarrow p(x)= \theta^2$ $X = 1 \rightarrow p(x)= 1-\theta-\theta^2$ I know that to show whether $X$ is complete it is ...
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Problem on sufficient statistics

Let the distribution of $X_1,X_2,...X_n$ depend on two parameters $a, b$ such that there exists a single sufficient statistic, for either parameter when the other is fixed/known. Show that there is ...
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Prove that the Pitman estimator is itself complete sufficient

It's a homework question, but I just have no idea about it ... Let be random variables according to a distribution having joint density ,where is a location parameter. Assume that there exists a ...
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Use the Lehmann-Scheffé theorem to deduce that $\overline{X}$ is an UMVUE estimator for $\theta$

Let $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n$ be a random sample whose distribution is $X\sim\operatorname{Bernoulli}(\theta)$. (a) Prove that $\sum_{i=1}^n X_i$ is complete. (b) Use the Lehmann-Scheffé to deduce that $\...
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Proving the MVUE is the following

I am stuck on the following question and I was wondering if can get some help. Let $f(x;\theta) = g(\theta)h(x),\ a(\theta) \leqslant x \leqslant b(\theta)$ with $a(\theta)$ decreases and $b(\theta)$...
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Checking if a minimal sufficient statistic is complete

Let $X_1, \cdots, X_n$ be iid from a uniform distribution $U[-\theta, 2\theta]$ with $\theta \in \mathbb{R}^+$ unknown. Check if the minimal sufficient statistic of $\theta$ is complete. I found ...
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Poisson distribution and completeness, what happens when one point removed from parameter space?

Long time ago (early 1980's) my professor showed me a paper (I think it was Teachers' Corner or something similar) about the Poisson distribution and completeness. Showed that if only one point was ...
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Proving completeness of highest-order statistic using Leibnitz' Rule

Suppose that $X_1,...,X_n$ are iid with common pdf given by $$f(x;\theta)=2e^{2x}\theta^{-2}I( x<log(\theta)).$$ I am tasked with finding a complete-sufficient statistic for $\theta$, and I have ...
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Why is $g(x)=0$ a.s. if $p(x | \theta)$ is a density and $\int_0^\infty g(x) p(x | \theta) dx = E[g(x)] = 0$ for all $\theta$?

I am trying to prove that a statistic $T$ is complete, where $T \sim \text{Gamma}(n, e^\theta)$. I am stuck at deducing that $g(T)$ must be zero almost surely, just by looking at the expectation: $$ E[...
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What are necessary & sufficient conditions for exponential family representation to have complete statistic $T(X)$?

My textbook gives the following theorem for exponential families: Let $X_1, \dots, X_n$ be a random sample from an exponential family with pmf/pdf of the form $$f(x|\theta) = h(x) c(\theta) \exp (w(...
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Minimal sufficient statistic whose dimension is less than dimension of parameter

Consider following example: Suppose $ X\sim N(0, \sigma^2) $, consider a random sample of size one from this population. Clearly $X$ is sufficient statistic but $ |X| $ is minimal sufficient ...
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Complete and sufficient statistics of Laplace Distribution [duplicate]

Let $X_{1}, X_{2},...,X_{n}$ be i.i.d from the Laplace distribution or Double exponential distribution $DE(\mu, \sigma)$ with the following pdf, $$f(x) = \frac{1}{2\sigma} e^{\dfrac{-|x-\mu|}{\sigma}}...
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Comparing variances of two unbiased estimators

This question is from a Ph.D Qualifying Exam for Mathematical Statistics. Main reference is Casella & Berger's Statistical Inference. Let $W_1$ and $W_2$ be unbiased estimators of a parameter $\...
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Sufficiency and completeness of distribution

Let $X=(X_1,...,X_n)$ be drawn from the distribution with pmf $p(x_1,...,x_n)\propto \begin{cases} 1/ {\theta\choose n} & \text{if all } x_i \text{ are different and }1 \le\max(x)\le\theta \\ ...
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The relationship between UMVUE and complete sufficient statistic [duplicate]

Let $X_1,...X_n$ $U(-\theta , \theta)$ I want to find the UMVUE of $\theta$ if it is exists. My answer is , there is no UMVUE in this case. Because there is no complete sufficient statistic that ...
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Finding complete sufficient statistic

Let $X_1 , ....,X_n$ be iid. $Uniform[-\theta,\theta]$. I need to find the complete sufficient statistic for $\theta$ or prove there does not exist such. I know that $T=(X_{(1)}, X_{(n)} )$ is a ...
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Proving that X is not complete

So, the question is the following: "Be X a single sample from $Beta(\theta,\theta )$, is X a sufficient statistic? Is it complete?" So, since it's the entire sample, it's easy to say that it is ...
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Complete and Sufficient Statistics from Two Samples

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be a random sample of size $n$ from $N(\epsilon,\sigma^2)$ and let $Y_1,...,Y_m$ be a random sample of size $m$ from $N(\eta,2\sigma^2)$. Find a vector of complete and ...
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UMVUE for $\theta$ where $X \sim Unif\{1 ,\ldots, \theta\}$

Say we have $X \sim Unif\{1, \ldots , \theta\}$ and we want to find the uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimator for $\theta$. My first assumption was $X_{(n)}$. Which I managed to show is ...
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Doubts regarding the Completeness of an estimator [duplicate]

Let $X_{1},...,X_{n}$ be random variable from the probability density function: $f(x|\beta)=\frac{\beta^{\alpha}}{\Gamma{\alpha}} x^{\alpha-1}e^{-\beta x}$ where $\alpha$ is known and $\beta>0$. ...
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Best unbiased estimator for a location family

Mainly for pedagogical reasons, I'm considering the "simple" one dimensional model: $$x=\theta+\epsilon$$ where $\epsilon$ has a known distribution $p$ that is independent of $\theta$. This ...
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Doubt regarding the function of complete statistic

If a statistic is complete, then any function of that statistic is complete. Is it true in general? For example, I know that for a gamma distribution $G(2,\theta)$, Sample mean will be a complete ...
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What is exponential family criterion to test the sufficiency and completeness of an estimator?

I am struggling to understand the following result from Casella and Berger about sufficiency and completeness for exponential families: Let $X_{1},X_{2},...,X_{n}$ be iid observations from an ...
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Complete Statistic in Gamma distribution

Let we have $n$ independent and identical random variables from gamma distribution with parameters $2$ and $\theta$, ie $G(2,\theta)$ where $n$ is greater than or equal to $2$. Check whether the ...
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Show that Sufficient statistic is complete

I have the following Gamma$(2,\theta)$ distribution: $$f_\theta(x) = \theta^2x e^{-\theta x}\mathbb{1}_{[0,+\infty[}(x) $$ I am asked the two following questions: ...
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Comparing estimators of equal risk

I'm attending a course in mathematical statistics and it seems the lecturer tacitly assumes that given estimators $T_1,T_2 : \Omega \to \Lambda$ of a parameter $g : \Theta \to \Lambda$, a loss ...
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Complete sufficient statistic and unbiased estimator

I am now studying complete sufficient statistic. My question is: Is there any relationship between the existence of complete sufficient statistic and the existence of unbiased estimator? I know that ...
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When does $\forall p: E_p[f] = E_p[g]$ imply $f = g$?

Let's say $$E_p[f(X)] = E_p[g(X)]$$ for all $p \in S$, where $S$ might be some parametric family of densities, for instance. Under which assumptions on $S$ does this imply $f = g$? I am reading Efron ...
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Completeness of order statistics for normal setup

Suppose we have iid $X_1,\cdots, X_n\sim N(\mu,\sigma^2)$ where $\mu$ is unknown. Let $X_{(1)}, X_{(2)},\cdots,X_{(n)}$be the order statistics. Is the order statistics $\textbf{complete sufficient}$ ...
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UMVUE of location parameter (shifted exponential)

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be a sample from a distribution with pdf, $f_X(x) = e^{-x + \theta}, x \geq \theta$. Let $x_0 \geq \theta$ be given. I'm trying to find the UMVUE of $f_X(x_0) = e^{-x_0 + \theta}$. I ...