Simulation testing of unbiasedness of variance estimators

American Statistician



In this article I address the evaluation of estimators of variance for parameter estimates. Given an unbiased estimator X of a parameter 0, and an estimator V of the variance of X, how does one test (via simulation) whether V is an unbiased estimator of the variance of X? The derivation of the test statistic illustrates the need for care in substituting consistent estimators for unknown parameters.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Simulation testing of unbiasedness of variance estimators
Series title American Statistician
Volume 47
Issue 2
Year Published 1993
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 132-134
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Statistician
First page 132
Last page 134
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