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Estimation of Variance of the Ratio Estimator
Vol. 69, No. 1 (Apr., 1982), pp. 183-189
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2335867
Page Count: 7
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A general class of estimators of the variance of the ratio estimator is considered, which includes two standard estimators ν0 and ν2 and approximates another estimator νH suggested by Royall & Eberhardt (1975). Asymptotic expansions for the variances and biases of the proposed estimators are obtained. Based on this we obtain optimal variance estimators in the class and compare the relative merits of three estimators ν0, ν1 and ν2 without any model assumption. Under a simple regression model a more definite comparison of ν0, ν1 and ν2 is made in terms of variance and bias.
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