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Title: How to Convince a Student that an Estimator is a Random Variable
Url: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9639.1983.tb004...
Creator: Vannman, Kerstin
Publisher: University of Lulea, Sweden
Description: This classroom example illustrates the concept that estimators are random variables. The example makes use of the classic problem of estimating the size of a population by observing serial numbers, specifically estimating the number of taxis in a city. In this article from the Journal "Teaching Statistics," The author explains how to encourage a discussion among students about the best estimator for a population size. The author then uses a simulation to determine which of a group of candidate estimates should be used.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Estimation theory
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
Social sciences -- Statistics -- Theory and method of social science statistics -- Hypothesis testing
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Hypothesis testing
Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistics
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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