# Inferential Statistics

15 STAT 7031 22FS – Statistical Theory
Midterm Exam I, 24-hr Take-Home exam starting at 10:10AM, September 28, 2022
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1. Let X1 , . . . , Xn be iid N (θ, θ2 ), θ > 0. Show that (a) the statistic T = (X̄, S 2 ) is a sufficient statistic
for θ but (b) the family of the distribution of T is NOT complete.
2. Let X be a random variable with the density of the form pη (x) = exp [ηT (x) − A(η)] h(x), x ∈ R where
η is the parameter, A(·) is a real-valued function of η and the T is a real-valued statistic.
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(a) Show that Eη (T ) = ∂η
A(η) and V ar(T ) = ∂η
2 A(η).
(b) Show that the moment generating function MT (u) is given by MT (u) = eA(η+u) /eA(η) .
3. Let Y1 , . . . , Yn be independent random variables and Yi be distributed as Poisson(iθ), i = 1, . . . , n.
Here, θ(> 0) is the unknown parameter.
(a) Find the complete sufficient statistics for θ.
(b) Find the Uniformly Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimator(UMVUE) of θ.
4. Let X1 , . . . , Xn be i.i.d. N (µ, σ 2 ) with −∞ < µ < ∞, 0 < σ 2 < ∞. Assume that both µ and σ 2 are unknown, n ≥ 2. Let θ = (µ, σ) and τ (θ) = µσ. 1 (a) Find E(X) and E(S) where S 2 = n−1 Pn 2 i=1 (Xi − X) . (b) Derive the UMVUE for τ (θ). 5. Let X1 , X2 , . . . , Xm and Y1 , . . . , Yn be independently distributed as E(a, b) and E(a0 , b), respectively. i.e., X ∼ E(a, b), f (x; a, b) = 1b exp[−(x − a)/b]I(x > a), a ∈ (−∞, ∞) and b ∈ (0, ∞).
(a) Show that (X(1) , Y(1) ,
Pm
i=1 (Xi − X(1) ) +
Pn
0
i=1 (Yi − Y(1) )) is complete S.S. for (a, a , b).
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(b) Find the UMVUE for b and a −a
b .
6. Let X1 , X2 , . . . , Xn be iid N (µ, 1) where µ ∈ (−∞, ∞) is assumed unknown.
(a) Derive the UMVUE, T = T (X1 , X2 , . . . , Xn ), for the parametric function τ (µ) = e4µ .
(b) Does V ar(T ) attain the CRLB for unbiased estimators of e4µ ?
7. Suppose that X1 , . . . , Xm are iid Uniform(−θ, θ) and Y1 , . . . , Yn are iid Uniform(−2θ, 2θ) where θ ∈
(−∞, ∞) is assumed unknown. Assume that the X’s and Y ’s are independent.
(a) Show that Y1 /2 ∼ Uniform(−θ, θ).
(b) Derive the UMVUE, T = T (X1 , X2 , . . . , Xm , Y1 , . . . , Yn ), for the parametric function g(θ) = θ2
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