Department of Mathematics
An orthogonality-based estimation of moments for linear mixed models
Estimating higher-order moments, particularly fourth-order moments in linear mixed models is an important, but difficult issue. In this article, an orthogonality-based estimation of moments is proposed. Under only moment conditions, this method can easily be used to estimate the model parameters and moments, particularly those of higher order than the second order, and in the estimators the random effects and errors do not affect each other. The asymptotic normality of all the estimators is provided. Moreover, the method is readily extended to handle non-linear, semiparametric and non-linear models. A simulation study is carried out to examine the performance of the new method. © 2010 Board of the Foundation of the Scandinavian Journal of Statistics.
Asymptotic normality, Linear mixed models, Moment estimator, QR decomposition
Source Publication Title
Scandinavian Journal of Statistics
Link to Publisher's Edition
Wu, Ping, and Li xing Zhu. "An orthogonality-based estimation of moments for linear mixed models." Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 37.2 (2010): 253-263.