In the case of sampling on two occasions, a class of estimators is considered which uses information on the first occasion as well as the second occasion in order to estimate the population means on the current (second) occasion. The usefulness of auxiliary information in enhancing the efficiency of this estimation is examined through the class of proposed estimators. Some properties of the class of estimators and a strategy of optimum replacement are discussed. The proposed class of estimators were empirically compared with the sample mean estimator in the case of no matching. The established optimum estimator, which is a linear combination of the means of the matched and unmatched portions of the sample at the current occasion, was empirically compared with the proposed class of estimators. Mutual comparisons of the proposed estimator were carried out. Suitable recommendations are made to the survey statistician for practical applications.



Recommended Citation

Singh, G. N., & Khalid, M. (2018). Efficient class of estimators for finite population mean using auxiliary information in two-occasion successive sampling. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 17(2), eP2607. doi: 10.22237/jmasm/1554138114