Estimation and Statistical Inference
There exist in the population of interest a number of statistical units. For simplicity, we can think of these units as households or individuals. From an ethical perspective, it is usually preferable to consider individuals as statistical units of interest since it is in the welfare of individuals that we are ultimately interested, but for some purposes (such as the distribution of aggregate household wellbeing) households may also be appropriate statistical units.
KeywordsSampling Variance Sampling Unit Simple Random Sampling Statistical Unit Sampling Base
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