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SAE teaching using simulations

Ralf Münnich () and Jan Pablo Burgard ()

Statistics in Transition new series, 2015, vol. 16, issue 4, 603-610

Abstract: The increasing interest in applying small area estimation methods urges the needs for training in small area estimation. To better understand the behaviour of small area estimators in practice, simulations are a feasible way for evaluating and teaching properties of the estimators of interest. By designing such simulation studies, students gain a deeper understanding of small area estimation methods. Thus, we encourage to use appropriate simulations as an additional interactive tool in teaching small area estimation methods.

Keywords: small area estimation; teaching; simulations; design-based simulations; model-based simulations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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