"Likelihood Functions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Functions constructed from a statistical model and a set of observed data which give the probability of that data for various values of the unknown model parameters. Those parameter values that maximize the probability are the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters.
Descriptor ID 
D016013

MeSH Number(s) 
E05.318.740.500.475 E05.318.740.600.400 E05.599.835.500 N05.715.360.750.530.450 N05.715.360.750.625.450 N06.850.520.830.500.475 N06.850.520.830.600.400

Concept/Terms 
Likelihood Functions Likelihood Functions
 Function, Likelihood
 Functions, Likelihood
 Likelihood Function
Maximum Likelihood Estimates Maximum Likelihood Estimates
 Estimate, Maximum Likelihood
 Estimates, Maximum Likelihood
 Maximum Likelihood Estimate

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1998  0  1  1 
2002  0  2  2 
2003  0  1  1 
2004  0  2  2 
2005  0  3  3 
2007  0  1  1 
2008  0  2  2 
2009  0  2  2 
2010  0  1  1 
2012  0  1  1 
2013  0  2  2 
2014  1  3  4 
2015  0  2  2 
2016  1  0  1 
2017  0  1  1 
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Likelihood Functions" by people in Profiles.

Adrianto I, Montgomery C. Estimating Allele Frequencies. Methods Mol Biol. 2017; 1666:6181.

Fife DA, Mendoza JL, Berry CM. Estimating Incremental Validity Under Missing Data. Multivariate Behav Res. 2017 MarApr; 52(2):164177.

Lanier HC, Massatti R, He Q, Olson LE, Knowles LL. Colonization from divergent ancestors: glaciation signatures on contemporary patterns of genomic variation in Collared Pikas (Ochotona collaris). Mol Ecol. 2015 07; 24(14):3688705.

Nei D, Snyder LA, Litwiller BJ. Promoting retention of nurses: A metaanalytic examination of causes of nurse turnover. Health Care Manage Rev. 2015 JulSep; 40(3):23753.

Zhao K, Bartley LE. Comparative genomic analysis of the R2R3 MYB secondary cell wall regulators of Arabidopsis, poplar, rice, maize, and switchgrass. BMC Plant Biol. 2014 May 18; 14:135.

Hamm RM, Beasley WH. The balance beam metaphor: a perspective on clinical diagnosis. Med Decis Making. 2014 10; 34(7):84153.

Hamm RM, Beasley WH, Johnson WJ. A balance beam aid for instruction in clinical diagnostic reasoning. Med Decis Making. 2014 10; 34(7):85462.

Carpenter CR, Kaphingst KA, Goodman MS, Lin MJ, Melson AT, Griffey RT. Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of brief health literacy and numeracy screening instruments in an urban emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2):13746.

Weston DP, Poynton HC, Wellborn GA, Lydy MJ, Blalock BJ, Sepulveda MS, Colbourne JK. Multiple origins of pyrethroid insecticide resistance across the species complex of a nontarget aquatic crustacean, Hyalella azteca. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 08; 110(41):165327.

Lanier HC, Huang H, Knowles LL. How low can you go? The effects of mutation rate on the accuracy of speciestree estimation. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2014 Jan; 70:1129.