Kalman Filter Techniques for Control of Repeated Economic Surveys.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS
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In this paper we discuss the determination of sample sizes and intersurvey intervals in repeated economic surveys. Three models are discussed. The first two maintain the intersurvey intervals at a constant length while the third allows the intersurvey intervals to vary in length. In the first model we assume that the number of obtained observations in each survey is equal to the number of designated observations. The second and third models assume that the number of obtained observations is a random variable. The costs which are taken into account are the fixed and varying costs of surveying and a cost which is due to the use of estimates from the repeated surveys. Author
- Statistics and Probability