APPLICATION OF VARIANCE ESTIMATION METHODS ON RAINFALL, TEMPERATURE AND MOSQUITO POPULATION
Keywords:Analysis of variance, Maximum likelihood estimate, Restricted maximum likelihood estimate
The paper examined some variance components such as Analysis of variance (ANOVA), Maximum likelihood
estimate (MLE) and Restricted maximum likelihood estimate (RMLE) to estimate Rainfall, temperature and number
of mosquitoes in 10 apartments near some health centre in Ijebu north local government of Ogun State, Nigeria. It was
observed that there is significant difference between rainfall, temperature and number of mosquitoes in the local
government. The findings show that RMLE method seems to give a better estimate than ML and ANOVA because
the variances are relatively small compared to that of ML and ANOVA for a balanced one-way model.