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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.
Source: Statistics Canada; Survey Methodology; June 22, 2016. Reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada.
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Hidiroglou, Michael A.; Kim, Jae Kwang; and Nambeu, Christian Olivier, "A note on regression estimation with unknown population size" (2016). Statistics Publications. 122.