For questions that use the method of maximum likelihood for estimating the parameters of a statistical model with given data.

In statistics, maximum-likelihood estimation (MLE) is a method of estimating the parameters of a statistical model given data. The method of maximum likelihood corresponds to many well-known estimation methods in statistics. Maximum likelihood, also called the maximum likelihood method, is the procedure of finding the value of one or more parameters for a given statistic which makes the known likelihood distribution a maximum. The maximum likelihood estimate for a parameter $\mu$ is denoted $\widehat{\mu}$.