Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

2001, Volume 63, Series B, Pt. 3, pp. 375--382

ON THE ASSESSMENT OF AN ADAPTED ESTIMATION STRATEGY

By

V.R. PADMAWAR, Indian Statistical Institute

SUMMARY. It is well known that the continuous survey sampling set-up facilitates the assessment of estimation strategies, especially of the mathematically cumbersome ones. This makes it easier to interpret and grasp some of the complexities of modern survey sampling theory of finite populations. The continuous set-up also gives rise to new estimation strategies. It would be worthwhile to investigate whether some of these new strategies can be adapted to the finite set-up and if so, how they compare with the existing known strategies in the finite set-up

AMS (1991) subject classification. Primary 62D05; secondary 15A48.

Key words and phrases. Continuous set-up, finite set-up, regression model, unbiased strategy.

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