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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
Published by: British Ecological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2402438
Page Count: 8
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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.
Journal of Applied Ecology © 1972 British Ecological Society