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Correspondence: some general points regarding Ledberg and Wennberg, BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014 April 27;14:58

Correspondence: some general points regarding Ledberg and Wennberg, BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014 April 27;14:58
Correspondence: some general points regarding Ledberg and Wennberg, BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014 April 27;14:58
The purpose of this note is to contribute some general points on a recent paper by Ledberg and Wennberg (BMC Med Res Meth 14:58, 2014) which need to be rectified. They advocate the capture-removal estimator. First, we will discuss drawbacks of this estimator in comparison to the Lincoln-Petersen estimator. Second, we show that their evaluation of the Chao estimator is flawed. We conclude that some statements in Ledberg and Wennberg with respect to Chao’s estimator and removal estimation need to be taken with great caution
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Bohning, D.
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van der Heijden, P.
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Bohning, D.
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van der Heijden, P.
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Bohning, D. and van der Heijden, P. (2015) Correspondence: some general points regarding Ledberg and Wennberg, BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014 April 27;14:58. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 15 (51), 15. (doi:10.1186/s12874-015-0043-9).

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The purpose of this note is to contribute some general points on a recent paper by Ledberg and Wennberg (BMC Med Res Meth 14:58, 2014) which need to be rectified. They advocate the capture-removal estimator. First, we will discuss drawbacks of this estimator in comparison to the Lincoln-Petersen estimator. Second, we show that their evaluation of the Chao estimator is flawed. We conclude that some statements in Ledberg and Wennberg with respect to Chao’s estimator and removal estimation need to be taken with great caution

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 June 2015
Published date: 7 July 2015
Additional Information: The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Research Methodology 2015 15:76
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 379561
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/379561
ISSN: 1471-2288
PURE UUID: 86697876-59c6-42a0-8fc1-6f519313cfb9
ORCID for D. Bohning: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0638-7106
ORCID for P. van der Heijden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3345-096X

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Date deposited: 23 Jul 2015 12:48
Last modified: 24 May 2019 00:31

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