This thesis is concerned with the properties of classical estimators of the
parameters in mixed linear models, the development of robust estimators, and the
properties and uses of these estimators. The first chapter contains a review of
estimation in mixed linear models, and a description of four data sets that are used to
illustrate the methods discussed.
In the second chapter, some results about the asymptotic distribution of the
restricted maximum likelihood (REML) estimator of...[Show more]
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