Use of Domain Estimators with Unequal Probability in Sample Surveys Academic Article uri icon


  • Unbiased estimates of population parameters can be obtained from a sample survey when the sample units are not the primary units of estimation, i.e., when the correspondence between the units selected in the sample and the units of interest is not one to one. The survey technique used was that of a mail questionnaire with direct interviews of a subsample of non-respondents. The estimation technique used was that of domain estimators with unequal probability. Feasible solutions for the problems of duplication in the list and identification of units of estimations were found. Precise, and relatively inexpensive estimates weie obtained by these techniques and they are applicable to many survey situations where adequate lists are available. Copyright Taylor & Francis.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the American Statistical Association

author list (cited authors)

  • Conner, J. R., & Welsch, D. E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Conner, James R||Welsch, Delane E

publication date

  • January 1968