Maximization of Measure of Allowable Sample Sizes Region in Stratified Sampling

  • Marcin Skibicki
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


This paper concerns the problem of optimal stratified sampling when the purpose is to simultaneously estimate the means of many variables. The goal is stratify the population and allocate sample in ways that minimize survey costs and ensure that all variances of the mean estimators are sufficiently small. The paper proposes a solution method for the case of imprecisely determined unit sampling costs. The method is based on maximization of the volume of a certain subset of the admissible sample sizes set.


Unit Cost Finite Population Sample Allocation Survey Cost Stratify Sampling Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Skibicki
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of Economics in KatowiceKatowicePoland

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