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Biased Estimator
An biased estimator is one which delivers an estimate which is consistently
different from the parameter to be estimated. In a more formal definition
we can define that the expectation E of a biased estimator is not equal
to the parameter of a population. In principle we can differentiate between two types of
bias:


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