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What Makes for a Good Estimator?

Jasmine Nettiksimmons and Molly Davies explain what estimators are:

What makes a good estimator? What is an estimator? Why should I care? There is an entire branch of statistics called Estimation Theory that concerns itself with these questions and we have no intention of doing it justice in a single blog post. However, modern effect estimation has come a long way in recent years and we’re excited to share some of the methods we’ve been using in an upcoming post. This will serve as a gentle introduction to the topic and a foundation for understanding what makes some of these modern estimators so exciting.

Read on for a very nice introduction to the topic.