Variance estimation of medians in stratified samples: CS11-617/87-4E-PDF

"This paper addresses the problem of estimating the precision of the estimates of quantiles in stratified samples. Resampling methods, including the balanced half-sample replication and the bootstrap are compared to a method based on Woodruff confidence intervals. The jackknife variance estimator is shown to be inconsistent. Results of empirical studies on bias and stability of these variance estimators are presented and confidence interval coverage probabilities as well as lengths are reported"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title Variance estimation of medians in stratified samples
Series Title Working paper ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "Working paper No. BSMD-87-004E." "March 1987."
Date 1987.
Number of Pages 13 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-617/87-4E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-617 no. 87-04
Subject Terms Statistical analysis, Methodology