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Optimum allocation of sample to strata and stages with simple additional constraints
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers
  • Robert Graham Clark, University of Wollongong
  • David G Steel, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
4732
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Publication Details

Clark, R. G. & Steel, D. G. (2000). Optimum allocation of sample to strata and stages with simple additional constraints. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series D - The Statistician, 49 (2), 197-207.

Abstract
The optimum allocation of a sample to strata and stages in a stratified two-stage design for a simple cost function is well known. In practice there may be reasons to impose simple additional constraints. It is shown how the theory for optimum allocation can be generalized to account for such constraints. A simple way of assessing the effect that each constraint has on the efficiency of the sample design is developed. This general approach allows several additional constraints that are used in practice to be applied. Data from the 1996 redesign of the Australian Monthly Labour Force Survey are used to illustrate how the inefficiencies arising from different constraints can be calculated.
Citation Information
Robert Graham Clark and David G Steel. "Optimum allocation of sample to strata and stages with simple additional constraints" (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_clark/29/