I wanted to ask this on the meta before going all out on the actual SIGPROC site. What I would like to know is how is one supposed to go about asking Sigproc questions that related more to breadth than depth.
The context here is that I would like to ask questions on a topic, but am not really aiming for such an in depth dive into it, as much as a 'breadth' insight on it, what it is used for, limitations, what people have experienced with it, etc. Now, each one of those can be or become a question onto itself, but it would seem that posing a dozen related questions on the same parent topic can get out of hand and tedious, plus context will be lost in that regard. So how to go about it?
As an example, (I actually want to ask about this but here is a preview), I want to ask about how "Maximum Likelihood Estimation" is used in the context of signal-processing. So I would like to know (briefly) what it is actually doing, here the math and detail would be important of course, perhaps some information on how to actually implement it. But then from there, I would like to know when do us signal-processing tend to use it? What are its limitations generally speaking? When is it good to use it? When is it bad to use it? What are cursory topics related to it that improve it that one might be able to look into?
So you see, I am looking for a 'stake in the ground' on the topic itself, but then some 'fan out' around it to get an idea of the lay of the land, and I am wondering what if any special formatting I need to do to make sure it is kosher for the sig-proc stack exchange. Shall I put all that into one question which will have many sub questions, or divide all of them up into their own distinct questions?
Thanks for your inputs!