Accession Number:

AD0742678

Title:

Square-Root and Cube-Root Estimators. The Developments in Sample Survey Theory

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

When the situation arises that the population being sampled is known, a priori, to have characteristics that place it in a more restricted category, the question rightly may be asked as to whether the condition of uniform unbiasedness might not be dropped and the bias and variance be combined into a single measure of mean square error. The purpose of the research is to investigate a class of estimators, which shall be called root estimators, that will usually have smaller mean square error than the arithmetic mean for certain classes of populations.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE