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A Bayesian Modification of the Lincoln Index

T. J. Gaskell and B. J. George
Journal of Applied Ecology
Vol. 9, No. 2 (Aug., 1972), pp. 377-384
DOI: 10.2307/2402438
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2402438
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A Bayesian Modification of the Lincoln Index
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Abstract

In this paper an alternative to the Lincoln Index is developed and its advantages demonstrated with the aid of a computer simulation. The' new formula takes account of the experimenters' prior estimate of the population size and his credence measure for that estimate. Charts are presented, to enable 'safe' working limits to be obtained.

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