, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 241–249 | Cite as

Estimation of finite population variance using random non-response in survey sampling



In this paper, an estimator of finite population variance proposed by Isaki (1983) is studied under the two different situations of random non-response suggested by Tracy and Osahan (1994). A distribution is proposed for the number of sampling units on which information could not be obtained due to random non-response. The estimators for the mean square errors of the proposed strategies are also suggested.

Key Words

Auxiliary information random non-response finite population variance 


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  1. Isaki CT (1983) Variance estimation using auxiliary information. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 7:117–123CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  2. Tracy DS, Osahan SS (1994) Random non-response on study variable versus on study as well as auxiliary variables. Statistica 54:163–168MATHMathSciNetGoogle Scholar

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© Physica-Verlag 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Australian Bureau of StatisticsBelconnenAustralia
  2. 2.Department of EconometricsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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