ECPR Winter School
University of Bamberg, Bamberg
2 - 9 March 2018




WA112 - Maximum Likelihood Estimation

Instructor Details

Instructor Photo

Susumu Shikano

Institution:
Universität Konstanz

Instructor Bio

Susumu Shikano is Professor of Political Methodology at the University of Konstanz. He is also affiliated with the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst. His research interests are various topics in electoral politics, coalition formation and methodology. His works appeared in Public Choice, Political Psychology, Party Politics, West European Politics, British Journal of Political Science among others.


Course Dates and Times

Friday 2 March
13:00-15:00 and 15:30-17:00

Saturday 3 March
09:00-10:30 / 11:00-12:00 and 13:00-14:30
or
11:00-12:00 / 13:00-14:30 and 15:00-16:30

Prerequisite Knowledge

OUTLINE WILL BE PUBLISHED WHEN INSTRUCTOR IS CONFIRMED

Short Outline
Day-to-Day Schedule

Day 
Topic 
Details 
Saturday MorningProgramming MLE in R

Introduction to MLE in R, linear regression models

FridayInference and MLE

The concept of likelihood and probability, probability theory, the likelihood model of inference, Newton type algorithms in MLE , properties of MLE, linear regression models

Saturday AfternoonApplied MLE

Discrete regression models, R-exercise

Day-to-Day Reading List

Day 
Readings 
Friday

King 1998 Chapters 1 – 4, Elff  2014

Saturday Morning

Elff 2014

Saturday Afternoon

King 1998 Chapter 5

Additional Information

Disclaimer

The information contained in this course description form may be subject to subsequent adaptations (e.g. taking into account new developments in the field, specific participant demands, group size etc.). Registered participants will be informed in due time in case of adaptations.

Note from the Academic Convenors

By registering to this course, you certify that you possess the prerequisite knowledge that is requested to be able to follow this course. The instructor will not teach these prerequisite items. If you are not sure if you possess this knowledge to a sufficient level, we suggest you contact the instructor before you proceed with your registration.


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