New median based modified ratio estimators for estimating a finite population mean using quartiles and functions of an auxiliary variable are proposed. The bias and mean squared error of the proposed estimators are obtained and the mean squared error of the proposed estimators are compared with the usual simple random sampling without replacement (SRSWOR) sample mean, ratio estimator, a few existing modified ratio estimators, the linear regression estimator and median based ratio estimator for certain natural populations. A numerical study shows that the proposed estimators perform better than existing estimators; in addition, it is shown that the proposed median based modified ratio estimators outperform the ratio and modified ratio estimators as well as the linear regression estimator.
Subramani, Jambulingam and Prabavathy, G
"Median Based Modified Ratio Estimators with Known Quartiles of an Auxiliary Variable,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 13
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol13/iss1/15