Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1998, Volume 60, Series B, Pt. 2, 315--330

A NOTE ON COMPARISON OF ESTIMATION STRATEGIES IN SURVEY SAMPLING OF CONTINUOUS POPULATIONS

By

DULAL K BHAUMIK and XIN-MIN ZHANG University of South Alabama, Mobile

SUMMARY. In this paper, we give a new criterion to measure the efficiency of a design via some discrete analytic inequalities and some geometric inequalities associated with Schur-convex functions.

AMS (1991) subject classification.62K05, 26D10, 52A40.

Key words and phrases. Optimal design, Schur-convex function, Bonnesen inequality.

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