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Cost-variance optimization of dual frame design for estimating proportions: CS11-617/90-1E-PDF

"An analytic solution for the optimum allocation of the sample to the two frames in a dual frame design is proposed. Efficiencies of the dual frame design relative to the single complete frame design for estimating proportions are obtained for various combinations of cost ratios, design effect ratios, and coverage by the incomplete frame when the total survey cost is fixed. Contour plots of the efficiencies are also shown. Losses in efficiency due to non-optimum allocation of the sample are reported"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title Cost-variance optimization of dual frame design for estimating proportions
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-90-001E." "November 1989."
Date 1989.
Number of Pages 14 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-617/90-1E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-617E no. 90-01
Subject Terms Methodology, Statistical analysis