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Standardization: A Technique to Control for Extraneous Variables

G. Kalton
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C (Applied Statistics)
Vol. 17, No. 2 (1968), pp. 118-136
Published by: Wiley for the Royal Statistical Society
DOI: 10.2307/2985676
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2985676
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

Standardization is discussed as a technique to control for extraneous variables in survey analysis. The weights for the standardization are chosen, in the case of estimation, in order to minimize the variance of the estimator and, in the case of a significance test, in order to maximize the power of the test. Examples are given to illustrate the uses and limitations of standardization in survey analysis.

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