Statistical Inference and Hypothesis TestingMoments and Least Squares (ISS (Statistical Services) Statistics Paper II (New 2016 MCQ Pattern)): Questions 1  5 of 13
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Question number: 1
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The credit of inventing the method of moments for estimating the parameters goes to
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  CramerRao 

b.  Karl Pearson 

c.  R. A. Fisher 

d.  Neyman 

Question number: 2
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For a simple linear model , the estimated values of and by the method of least square will be
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  and 

b.  and 

c.  and 

d.  and 

Question number: 3
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Method of least squares consists of
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Minimizing the sum of squares of residuals 

b.  Maximizing the sum of squares of residuals 

c.  All of the above 

d.  None of the above 

Question number: 4
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In general, the estimates obtained by the method of moments are ________
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Asymptotically normal and always efficient 

b.  Not asymptotically normal but efficient 

c.  Asymptotically normal but not efficient 

d.  None of the above 

Question number: 5
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Generally the estimators obtained by the method of moments as compared to Maximum Likelihood estimators are:
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a.  Less Efficient 

b.  More Efficient 

c.  Equally Efficient 

d.  Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague 
