Accession Number : AD0712029

Title :   BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF POPULATION SIZE WITH REMOVAL SAMPLING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Cornell,Richard G.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The posterior distribution of the number of items remaining in a population after binomial removal sampling is derived assuming a diffuse or negative binomial prior distribution on the number of items initially in the population and known probability of removal per item. Applications to animal sampling and epidemiology are described. Extensions to removal sampling for successive sampling periods and for more than one subpopulation are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), SAMPLING), PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, RANDOM VARIABLES, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE