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Variance Estimation Using Auxiliary Information

Cary T. Isaki
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Vol. 78, No. 381 (Mar., 1983), pp. 117-123
DOI: 10.2307/2287117
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2287117
Page Count: 7
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Variance Estimation Using Auxiliary Information
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Abstract

Variance estimators under several sample designs are proposed and compared when auxiliary information is available. Improvement of the bias and mean squared error over some estimators commonly used in practice is illustrated. A Monte Carlo comparison of the estimators is also presented.

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