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Estimation of Mean on the Basis of Conditional Simple Random Sample

Janusz L. Wywiał ()

Statistics in Transition new series, 2016, vol. 17, issue 3, 411-428

Abstract: Estimation of the population mean in a finite and fixed population on the basis of the conditional simple random sampling design dependent on order statistics (quantiles) of an auxiliary variable is considered. Properties of the well-known Horvitz-Thompson and ratio type estimators as well as the sample mean are taken into account under the conditional simple random sampling designs. The considered examples of empirical analysis lead to the conclusion that under some additional conditions the proposed estimation strategies based on the conditional simple random sample are usually more accurate than the mean from the simple random sample drawn without replacement.

Keywords: conditional sampling design; order statistic; concomitant; sample quantile; auxiliary variable; Horvitz-Thompson statistic; inclusion probabilities; sampling scheme; ratio estimator (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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