Accession Number : AD0681034

Title :   BAYESIAN STRATIFIED TWO-PHASE SAMPLING RESULTS: A k CHARACTERISTICS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Draper,Norman R. ; Guttman,Irwin

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The authors had previously obtained some results concerning the optimum allocation of sampling effort among k strata at the second phase of a two phase sampling procedure, using information obtained from the first phase. One variable (or characteristic) was involved. Two different approaches were employed: a Bayesian posterior analysis and a Bayesian preposterior analysis. Two different allocation methods were derived and illustrated with some numerical examples, for cases where some or all of the nuisance parameters were unknown. The problem when all nuisance parameters are known had been discussed by Ericson. In this work the authors extend their results to the case of k characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SAMPLING, DECISION THEORY), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, COSTS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE