In this paper we estimate the parameters in the stochastic SIS epidemic model by using pseudo-maximum likelihood estimation (pseudo-MLE) and least squares estimation. We obtain the point estimators and 100(1 − α)% confidence intervals as well as 100(1 − α)% joint confidence regions by applying least squares techniques. The pseudo-MLEs have almost the same form as the least squares case. We also obtain the exact as well as the asymptotic 100(1 − α)% joint confidence regions for the pseudo-MLEs. Computer simulations are performed to illustrate our theory.
- Stochastic SIS epidemic model
- pseudo-maximum likelihood estimation
- least squares estimation
- confidence interval
- confidence region
- asymptotic estimator
- logistic equations