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Estimating frequencies of frequencies in finite populations

Skinner, Chris J. and Shlomo, N. (2012) Estimating frequencies of frequencies in finite populations. Statistics and Probability Letters, 82 (12). pp. 2206-2212. ISSN 0167-7152

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.07.023


Given a sample from a finite population partitioned into classes, we consider estimating the distribution of the class frequencies. We propose first to estimate certain moments of this distribution, assuming Poisson sampling with unequal inclusion probabilities, and then to adapt these estimates using modelling assumptions. A simulation study illustrates the bias-robustness of the approach to departures from these assumptions.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2021 04:50

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