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Re: st: Question on stir
But I have not heard that maximum likelihood asymptotic results
systematically underestimates the standard error, as seems to be the case
I am not a statistician, so this is more by intuition:
A chi-square test consistently gives, with few observations, a too low P-value compared to an exact test.
A simple estimation of continuous data gives, with few observations, a too narrow confidence interval; that is why the t-distribution was invented.
Isn't the same principle at play here?
As said: I am not a statistician, and somebody else must take over from here, if needed.
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