Optimal sample coordination using controlled selection

Matei, Alina and Skinner, Chris (2009) Optimal sample coordination using controlled selection. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 23pp. (S3RI Methodology Working Papers, M09/07).


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Sample coordination maximizes or minimizes the overlap of samples selected from overlapping populations. We propose a coordination method for the case where units are to be selected with maximum overlap using two designs with given unit inclusion probabilities. Our method is based on some theoretical conditions on the joint selection probability of two samples and on the application of a controlled selection method, implemented with linear programming.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: sample surveys, sample coordination, simultaneous selection of samples, joint selection probability of two samples, linear programming
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 65595
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
24 February 2009Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:51
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65595

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