For a general non-Gaussian stationary linear process, quasi-maximum likelihood estimation of a subset of the parameters of the spectral density is considered when the complementary subset is suspected to be superfluous. A preliminary test quasi-maximum likelihood estimator (q-MLE) of parameters is introduced and, in the light of its mean square error, is compared with the restricted and unrestricted q-MLE.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty