Comments on: Deville and Särndal’s calibration: revisiting a 25 years old successful optimization problem
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We provide a brief discussion on the development of model calibration techniques and optimal calibration estimation in survey sampling and its relation to Deville and Särndal’s calibration, and applications of model calibration to missing data problems for robust inference.
KeywordsComplete auxiliary information Double robustness Missing at random Multiple robustness Nonlinear models Optimal estimation
Mathematics Subject Classification62D05
This research is supported by a Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. We are grateful to the invitation from the Co-Editor Lola Ugarte to join the discussion and to celebrate an important methodological advance in statistics for the past 25 years.
This work was funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Grant Number 50503-10487).