Asymptotic Properties and Computation of Maximum Likelihood Estimates in the Mixed Model of the Analysis of Variance
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS
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The problem considered is the estimation of the parameters in the mixed model of the analysis of variance, assuming normality of the random effects and errors. Both asymptotic properties of such estimates as the size of the design increases and numerical procedures for their calculation are discussed. Estimation is carried out by the method of maximum likelihood. It is shown that there is a sequence of roots of the likelihood equations which is consistent, asymptotically normal and asymptotically efficient in the sense of attaining the Cramer-Rao lower bound for the covariance matrix as the size of the design increases. This is accomplished using a Taylor series expansion of the log-likelihood.
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