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An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications$
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Ray Chambers and Robert Clark

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198566625

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.001.0001

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The Model-Based Approach

The Model-Based Approach

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(p.14) 2 The Model-Based Approach
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An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications
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Raymond L. Chambers

Robert G. Clark

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0002

The model-based (or prediction) approach to sample survey inference is described. Population values of variables of interest are assumed to be generated by a stochastic model, the so-called superpopulation model. The empirical best predictor of a population total is defined.

Keywords:   model-based surveys, prediction approach, empirical best predictor, sample surveys

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