Calibration of Biased Sampling Procedures

  • Lyman L. McDonald
  • Bryan F. J. Manly
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 55)


Sampling without a well defined frame potentially leads to biased inferences. We consider procedures developed for estimation of selection functions in the study of natural selection and procedures for correction of size-biased samples to give a general theory for correction of biased samples. Applications are made to the correction of selection bias in samples of insects collected by trapping.


Selection Function Unbiased Estimator Selection Coefficient Unbiased Sample Sampling Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lyman L. McDonald
    • 1
  • Bryan F. J. Manly
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Zoology and StatisticsUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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