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Alternative Estimators for Point-Poisson Sampling

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A new jackknife-based variance estimate is derived for point-Poisson (point-3P) sampling. This variance estimate is shown to be superior to most estimates derived assuming point-pps with or without replacement sampling, for a population with a very strong linear relationship between the variable of interest and the covariate used for sample selection and estimation. Only a variance estimate suggested by L. Grosenbaugh is equally good. This variance estimate is recommended since it is simplest to compute. Both the standard point-Poisson and a proposed unbiased jackknife estimate of total volume are about equally efficient. Forest Sci. 30:803-812.
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Keywords: 3P; Jackknife; Raj estimator; negative variance estimates; pps with and without replacement

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Analyst, Regional Timber Office, Container Corporation of America, P.O. Box T, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Publication date: 01 September 1984

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