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UMVUE stands for Uniform Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimation.

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Let $X_1,X_2,\dots,X_n$ be random sample from Poisson($\theta$). Find MVUE of $e^{-2\theta}$

Question: Let $X_1,X_2,\dots,X_n$ be random sample from Poisson($\theta$). Find MVUE of $e^{-2\theta}$ My attempt has been by modifying the answer from this question: The Poisson distribution is a one-...
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Techniques for finding UMVUEs

I'm learning about the different techniques available to find the UMVUE such as Rao-Blackwell and Lehmann-Scheffé theorems. My question is how to know when is better to use one method from the other ...
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UMVUE of Bernoulli random variables

Let $X_1, X_2..... X_n$ be a random sample from a Bernoulli population with parameter $p$. A sufficient statistic is $\sum_{i=1}^{n}X_i$. If we define $$ U(X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n)= \begin{cases}1/2n &\...
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Finding minimum variance unbiased estimator when Cramer Rao theorem doesn't apply

Let $r$ be the number of successes in $n$ Bernoulli trails with the unknown probability $p$ of success. Obtain the minimum variance unbiased estimator of $p-p^2$. My work: $r\sim Binomial(n,p)$ $T(r)=...
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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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Difference between MVUE and efficient estimator

Is there any difference between an efficient estimator and MVUE? An efficient estimator has to be unbiased and its variance has to be equal to this obtained from Cramer-Rao theorem. MVUE also needs to ...
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Find the MVUE of $1-e^{-2\theta}$ [closed]

I'm given the following question and I have to choose one of the four possible answer: Let $X_1$ be a sample of size $n=1$ from distribution whose p.d.f. is: $$ f(x;\theta)=\theta e^{- \theta x} \...
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How can I find the BUE of $\theta$ in the simple linear relationship $Y_i=\theta x_i^2+\epsilon_i$?

Let $Y_1,...,Y_n$ be described by the relationship $Y_i=\theta x_i^2+\epsilon_i$, where $x_1,...,x_n$ are fixed constants and $\epsilon_1,...,\epsilon_n$ are iid $N(0,\sigma^2)$. How can I find the ...
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How do I find the UMVUE of $\sqrt{\alpha}$ here?

new user here self-studying some mathematical statistics. I came across this problem and am stuck. Problem: Suppose that for $i = 1, ... , n$, the positive random variables $X_i$ are independent and ...
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UMVUE of $\exp(2 [\mu + \sigma^2])$ for $N(\mu, \sigma^2)$

Suppose that $X_1, \ldots X_n$ are iid $N(\mu, \sigma^2)$ where $\mu$ and $\sigma$ are both unknown with $\mu \in \mathbb{R}$, $\sigma \in \mathbb{R}+$, $\boldsymbol{\theta} = (\mu, \sigma)$, $n \geq ...
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Finding good estimators for a function of bernoulli parameter [duplicate]

Given $m$ i.i.d. Bernoulli( $\theta$ ) r.v.s $X_{1}, X_{2}, \ldots, X_{m},$ l'm interested in finding estimator of $(1-\theta)^{1 / k},$ when $k$ is a positive integer. I am considering the following ...
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Finding UMVUE for a function of a Bernoulli parameter

Given $m$ i.i.d. Bernoulli( $\theta$ ) r.v.s $X_{1}, X_{2}, \ldots, X_{m},$ I'm interested in finding the UMVUE of $(1-\theta)^{1/k}$, when $k$ is a positive integer. . I know $\sum X_{i}$ is a ...
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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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How can I find an unbiased estimator for $\frac{1-\theta}{\theta}$ to obtain this quantity's UMVUE?

Let $X_1,\cdots,X_n$ be a random sample from $f(x|\theta)=\theta(1-\theta)^x,x=0,1,\cdots; 0 < \theta <1$ is unknown. Find the UMVUE of $\frac{1-\theta}{\theta}$. My work: I know that I should ...
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explanation of why an UMVUE doesn't necessarily have to achieve the CRLB?

I'm studying uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimator(UMVUE). I have seen question on this site asking why the UMVUE doesn't achieve the CRLB(Cramer Rao lower bound), and all of the answers have ...
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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 $E[u(X_1)\mid\sum^n_{i=1}X_i=z]=\Phi \left( \frac{\sqrt n(c-z/n)}{\sqrt{n-1}} \right)$ [duplicate]

Let $X_1, ..., X_n$ be a random sample from the $N(\mu,1)$ distribution. First show that $$E \left[ u(X_1)\, \Big|\, \sum^n_{i=1}X_i=z \right] = \Phi \left( \frac{\sqrt n(c-z/n)}{\sqrt{n-1}} \right)\,,...
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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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Show that a linear combination of UMVU estimators is also a UMVU estimator

Suppose I have two estimators $\delta_1$ and $\delta_2$ with finite second moments, and they are UMVU estimators of $f_1(\theta)$ and $f_2(\theta)$, respectively. Now, for some real numbers $n_1$ and ...
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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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How many classmates does a freshman have?

The freshmen at East China Normal University has just received their student ID. Let the last three digits of a student ID be ABC, then A is the class he is in, whereas BC is his number in the class. ...
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Conditional Expectation (Poisson) UMVUE

Suppose $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n$ is a random sample from a Poisson distribution with mean $λ$. How can I find the conditional expectation $E \left( X_1\times X_2\times X_3 \mid \sum_{i=1}^n X_i= z \right)$...
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UMVUE for probability of cutoff

Let $X_i \sim N(\mu,1)$, i.i.d. We aim to find UMVUE for $p(\mu) = P_{\mu}(X_1 \leq u)$ for some fixed $u$. I have shown that $\bar{X}$ and $X_1 - \bar{X}$ are independent. ($\bar{X}$: sample mean). ...
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Estimator with variance equal to Cramér-Rao lower bound in $N(x_i\theta,1)$-distribution

Let $Y_1,\ldots, Y_n$ be independent and $N(x_i\theta,1)$ distributed, with for each $Y_i$ a mean of $x_i\theta$ for known $x_1,\ldots,x_n$. In a previous section of this exercise I found that the ...
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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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How to show a UMVUE exists only if $g(p)$ is a polynomial of degree at most $n$?

Let $X\sim Bin(n,p)$. The problem is to show that a UMVUE can exist for $g(p)$ only if $g(p)$ is a polynomial in $p$ of degree at most $n$. For the case when $g(p) = \frac{1}{p}$ we can show that it ...
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UMVUE of the probability a Poisson R.V is odd?

Problem: Let $X_i \sim Pois(\lambda)$. Find the UMVUE of the probability that $X_1$ is odd. My attempt: I don't think there's any obvious unbiased estimator to use conditioning. So instead I write $...
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UMVUE of $P(X=0)^2=e^{-2\lambda}$ for $X\sim Pois(\lambda)$ with single observation

I found a similar question asked previously, however that question involved a random sample $X_1,X_2,\dots, X_n$ where as this problem only has a single observation, so their method of finding $P(X_1=...
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Unbiased Estimator based on Sufficient Statistic

suppose $X_1, ... , X_n$ are iid with pdf $f(x|\beta) = e^{-(x-\beta))}I_{(\beta, \infty)}(x)$ and the pdf of ( the smallest order statistic) $X_{(1)}$ is given by $f_{X_1}(x)$ = n $ *$ $e^{n(\...
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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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UMVUE of $\cos\theta$ when $X_i\sim U(0,\theta)$

$X\sim U(0,\theta)$. To find the umvue of $\cos\theta$ is it enough to find the umvue of theta and substitute for it. Umvue of $\theta$ being $(n+1)X_{(n)}/n$, is the answer $\cos (n+1)X_{(n)}/n$?
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Find UMVUE of $p^3$

Let $X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ be a random sample from $Binom(1, p)$. I'm trying to find the UMVUE of $p^3$. Some thoughts: Apparently, $\bar{X}^3$ is not the answer, although it's the MLE of $p^3$. For ...
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UMVUE- geometric distribution where $X$ is the number of failures preceding the first success

$X_1, \dots, X_n$ iis geometric: $P(X=x) = (1-p)^{x}p$, $x=0,1,2, \dots$ My Attempt: $T=\sum_{i=1}^n X_i$ is a sufficient statistic $W= \begin{cases}1 & X_1= 0,\\ 0 & X_1\neq 0\end{cases}$ ...
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UMVUE for $g(p) = \mathbb{E}_p[X^2]$, where X follows a geometric distribution

I have a random variable X with pmf $$p_\lambda(x) = (1-p)^{x-1}p, \ \ x = 1,2,3,\ldots, \ \ p \in (0,1)$$ and I am trying to find a UMVUE for $$g(p) = \mathbb{E}_p[X^2]$$. Here is my attempt so ...
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Finding UMVUE for $g(\theta)$ that satisfy $g(0)=0$ in discrete uniform $f(x\mid\theta)=\frac{1}{\theta} I_{1,…,\theta}(x)$

Let $x_1, \ldots x_n, \overset{\text{i.i.d}}{\sim}f(x\mid \theta)=\frac{1}{\theta} I_{1,...,\theta}(x)$. I know that $T=X_{(n)}$ is complete and sufficient statistic for $\theta$ and $$f_T(t\mid\...
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Does UMVUE of $\frac{\theta_{x}}{\theta_{y}}$ exist? X $\sim$ exp($\theta_{x}$), Y $\sim$ exp($\theta_{y}$)

I have got the following variables. $$ X\sim exp(\theta_{x_{i}}), \ Y \sim exp(\theta_{y_{i}}) $$ and want to find the UMVUE of $$ \frac{\theta_{x}}{\theta_{y}}. $$ As the complete statistics ...
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approximating gamma function to calculate variance of sigma UMVUE

I'm trying to show that variance of $\hat{\sigma}^{UMVUE}$(which is estimator of $\sigma$ in $N(\mu, \sigma^2)$) is larger than cramer-rao lower bound, which I have found to be $\frac{\sigma^2}{2n}$. ...
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Existence of UMVUE of $\theta$ for sample from $\small{\frac{\ln\theta}{\theta-1}\theta^x\,\mathbf1_{0<x<1}}$?

Suppose $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n$ is a random sample drawn from a distribution with pdf $$f_{\theta}(x)=\small\frac{\ln\theta}{\theta-1}\theta^x\,\mathbf1_{0<x<1}\quad,\,\theta>1$$ Does there ...
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Usefulness of Point Estimators: MVU vs. MLE

In a past class, two types of point estimators were introduced: minimum variance unbiased estimators (MVUs) and maximum likelihood estimators (MLEs). Supposedly, the MVU is optimal, unless an unbiased ...
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The UMVUE of ratio of parameters for two uniform distributions,

Let $X_1,\ldots,X_m$ be i.i.d. having the uniform distribution $U(0, \theta_x)$ and $Y_1,\ldots, Y_n$ be i.i.d. having the uniform distribution $U(0, \theta_y)$. Suppose that $X_i$’s and $Y_j$’s are ...
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Finding the UMVUE of $\theta^2$ where $f_X(x\mid\theta) =\frac{x}{\theta^2}e^{-x/\theta}I_{(0,\infty)}(x)$

Let $X_1, X_2, . . . , X_n$ be iid random variables having pdf $$f_X(x\mid\theta) =\frac{x}{\theta^2}e^{-x/\theta}I_{(0,\infty)}(x)$$ where $\theta >0$. Give the UMVUE of ${\theta^2}$ I ...
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Finding a UMVU estimator for the mean

I am struggling with the following problem. We are given an i.i.d sample of size $n,$ with the form $X_{i}=\mu+n_{i}$, where $\mu$ is a deterministic unknown constant, and $n_{i}$ is a noise with a ...
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Find the UMVUE of $\frac{\mu^2}{\sigma}$ where $X_i\sim\mathsf N(\mu,\sigma^2)$

Suppose $X_1, ..., X_4$ are i.i.d $\mathsf N(\mu, \sigma^2)$ random variables. Give the UMVUE of $\frac{\mu^2}{\sigma}$ expressed in terms of $\bar{X}$, $S$, integers, and $\pi$. Here is a ...
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Find UMVUE of $\theta$ where $f_X(x\mid\theta) =\theta(1 +x)^{−(1+\theta)}I_{(0,\infty)}(x)$

As a slight modification of my previous problem: Let $X_1, X_2, . . . , X_n$ be iid random variables having pdf $$f_X(x\mid\theta) =\theta(1 +x)^{−(1+\theta)}I_{(0,\infty)}(x)$$ where $\...
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Finding UMVUE of $\theta e^{-\theta}$ where $X_i\sim\text{Pois}(\theta)$

Suppose $X_1, X_2, . . . , X_n$ are i.i.d Poisson ($\theta$) random variables, where $\theta\in(0,\infty)$. Give the UMVUE of $\theta e^{-\theta}$ I found a similar problem here. I have that the ...
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Find UMVUE of $\frac{1}{\theta}$ where $f_X(x\mid\theta) =\theta(1 +x)^{−(1+\theta)}I_{(0,\infty)}(x)$

Let $X_1, X_2, . . . , X_n$ be iid random variables having pdf $$f_X(x\mid\theta) =\theta(1 +x)^{−(1+\theta)}I_{(0,\infty)}(x)$$ where $\theta >0$. Give the UMVUE of $\frac{1}{\theta}$ ...
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Sufficient statistic for the mean of a generic distribution?

Is there such thing as a "sufficient statistics for the expectation?" From what I understand, a sufficient statistic is defined only when there is a family of distributions parametrized by $\theta$ ...
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UMVUE of distribution function $F$ when $X_i\sim F$ are i.i.d random variables

Let $(X_1,X_2,\cdots,X_n)$ be a random sample drawn from a population with distribution function $F$. Is the empirical distribution function $F_n$ the UMVUE of $F$? ( $F$ itself is the parameter of ...
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UMVU estimator for non-linear transformation of a parameter

Let $X_1, ..., X_n$ be iid. and $X_1\sim N(\mu,1)$. $\gamma(\mu)=e^{t\mu}$ for $t\neq 0$ My question is how to find an UMVU estimator for $\gamma(\mu)$ My concern is not so much about the specific ...
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On the existence of UMVUE and choice of estimator of $\theta$ in $\mathcal N(\theta,\theta^2)$ population

Let $(X_1,X_2,\cdots,X_n)$ be a random sample drawn from $\mathcal N(\theta,\theta^2)$ population where $\theta\in\mathbb R$. I am looking for the UMVUE of $\theta$. Joint density of $(X_1,X_2,\...