A particular finite population, typical of the type encountered in practice, is used to assess the efficiency of ratio estimation of the finite population total using conventional unrestricted random sampling, extreme and balanced sampling plans, for samples of size 10, 50, 100, and 200. The balanced sampling plans are seen to be as much as 30 percent more efficient than the corresponding unrestricted random sampling plan regardless of sample size, but the extreme sample is inferior to both of these plans.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty