A Likelihood Analysis of Some Common Distributions

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Whitney, J.B.   (1974, ASQC)   University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Journal of Quality Technology    Vol. 6    No. 4
QICID: 5176    October 1974    pp. 182-187
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Article Abstract

Likelihood functions provide a convenient and useful means of summarizing the numerical information that the data has to offer about a parameter or a set of parameters. This paper introduces the concepts of likelihood and likelihood functions and uses these concepts to analyze data from binomial, exponential and Weibull distribution.

Keywords

Likelihood methods,Maximum likelihood estimate (MLE),Statistical methods,Weibull analysis


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