The Estimation of Non-Sampling Variance Components in Sample Surveys.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION
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This paper provides a general methodology applicable to essentially any multistage survey in which the last stage units are drawn with equal probabilities. Specifically our formulas for the estimated variances of target parameter estimates will include all finite population corrections except those in the last stage which are usually negligible. Recent results in the estimation of components of variance in mixed linear models to achieve these results and are able to address the problem of estimability of variance components.
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