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Abstract

A modified ratio type variance estimator for estimating population variance of a study variable when the population median and coefficient of variation of an auxiliary variable are known is proposed. The bias and mean squared error of the proposed estimator are derived and conditions under which the proposed estimator performs better than the traditional ratio type variance estimators and modified ratio type variance estimators are obtained. Using a numerical study results show that the proposed estimator performs better than the traditional ratio type variance estimator and existing modified ratio type variance estimators.

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