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    (Original post by LSEactuary)
    Practice - from where...?
    The exercises have only 1 type of each question and the textbook is long and confusing.
    Any suggestions are welcomed.
    Suggestion 1: try to solve the examples in the course pack without looking at the answers

    Suggestion 2: pick any well known distribution e.g. normal,binomial,poisson and derive the MLE estimators for them.
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    (Original post by astudent)
    Suggestion 1: try to solve the examples in the course pack without looking at the answers

    Suggestion 2: pick any well known distribution e.g. normal,binomial,poisson and derive the MLE estimators for them.
    this is very good adivce.
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    (Original post by astudent)
    Suggestion 1: try to solve the examples in the course pack without looking at the answers

    Suggestion 2: pick any well known distribution e.g. normal,binomial,poisson and derive the MLE estimators for them.
    without looking at answers... But I don't have any?
    Or do you mean do the exercises again without looking?
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    Yes, the ones that are the worked examples in the notes.
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    Can any second/third year students shed any light on why the pre-2008 exams (i.e. 1994 - 2007) are ridiculously harder than the 2008 mock, 2008 exam and 2009 exam?
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    (Original post by Swayum)
    Can any second/third year students shed any light on why the pre-2008 exams (i.e. 1994 - 2007) are ridiculously harder than the 2008 mock, 2008 exam and 2009 exam?
    Different syllabus and lecturers.
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    But as last years was easier isn't this years likely to be harder? I hope not but just thought it may.
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    (Original post by LSEactuary)
    But as last years was easier isn't this years likely to be harder? I hope not but just thought it may.
    Last years was easy because the failure rate the year before was really high.
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    Last years was easy because the failure rate the year before was really high.
    oh no - meaning this years is likely to be harder! oh well start cramming stats i guess....
 
 
 
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