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estimating function

a mathematical equation used to approximate values and properties (e.g., bias, consistency, efficiency) for a specific parameter (e.g., regression coefficient) by using information from the sample data and the parameter of interest. This approach is particularly suitable when a likelihood function is not easily known.

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March 3rd 2024



n. a tendency to comply with the wishes or obey the orders of others. —submissive adj.