BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF POPULATION SIZE WITH REMOVAL SAMPLING.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS
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The posterior distribution of the number of items remaining in a population after binomial removal sampling is derived assuming a diffuse or negative binomial prior distribution on the number of items initially in the population and known probability of removal per item. Applications to animal sampling and epidemiology are described. Extensions to removal sampling for successive sampling periods and for more than one subpopulation are also given. Author
- Statistics and Probability