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The tail functions approach to confidence estimation in survey sampling

Puza, Borek

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This paper shows how the method of tail functions (Puza and O'Neill, 2005) can be applied in survey sampling so as to produce improved confidence intervals for a finite population quantity of interest. The method works best in the presence of prior information and involves choosing a tail function that leads to the interval which is optimal in some sense, such as minimising prior expected length. The method is illustrated by application to inference on the finite population mean, and tested via...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPuza, Borek
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:56:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1012-9367
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39453
dc.description.abstractThis paper shows how the method of tail functions (Puza and O'Neill, 2005) can be applied in survey sampling so as to produce improved confidence intervals for a finite population quantity of interest. The method works best in the presence of prior information and involves choosing a tail function that leads to the interval which is optimal in some sense, such as minimising prior expected length. The method is illustrated by application to inference on the finite population mean, and tested via a Monte Carlo study.
dc.publisherNusrat Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourcePakistan Journal of Statistics
dc.subjectKeywords: Confidence interval; Optimisation; Prior expected length; Survey sampling; Tail function
dc.titleThe tail functions approach to confidence estimation in survey sampling
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume27
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor010405 - Statistical Theory
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8902633xPUB177
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPuza, Borek, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage543
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage554
local.identifier.absseo970115 - Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:45:34Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-82055172194
local.identifier.thomsonID000299625600014
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