Campus Units

Statistics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2016

Journal or Book Title

Survey Methodology

Volume

42

Issue

1

First Page

121

Last Page

135

Abstract

The regression estimator is extensively used in practice because it can improve the reliability of the estimated parameters of interest such as means or totals. It uses control totals of variables known at the population level that are included in the regression set up. In this paper, we investigate the properties of the regression estimator that uses control totals estimated from the sample, as well as those known at the population level. This estimator is compared to the regression estimators that strictly use the known totals both theoretically and via a simulation study.

Comments

This article is published as Hidiroglou, Michael A., Jae Kwang Kim, and Christian Olivier Nambeu. "A note on regression estimation with unknown population size." Survey Methodology 42, no. 1 (2016): 121-135. Published with permission.

Rights

Source: Statistics Canada; Survey Methodology; June 22, 2016. Reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada.

Copyright Owner

Minister of Industry

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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