Statistical inference using stratified judgment post-stratified samples from finite populations


Ozturk O., BAYRAMOĞLU KAVLAK K.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL STATISTICS, vol.27, no.1, pp.73-94, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10651-019-00435-2
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL STATISTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-94

Abstract

This paper develops statistical inference for population mean and total using stratified judgment post-stratified (SJPS) samples. The SJPS design selects a judgment post-stratified sample from each stratum. Hence, in addition to stratum structure, it induces additional ranking structure within stratum samples. SJPS is constructed from a finite population using either a with or without replacement sampling design. Inference is constructed under both randomization theory and a super population model. In both approaches, the paper shows that the estimators of population mean and total are unbiased. The paper also constructs unbiased estimators for the variance (mean square prediction error) of the sample mean (predictor of population mean), and develops confidence and prediction intervals for the population mean. The empirical evidence shows that the proposed estimators perform better than their competitors in the literature.