, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 65–76 | Cite as

On estimating the variance of a finite population

  • A. Chaudhuri


Observing that the estimator for a “finite population variance” as recommended byLiu [1974a, b] can sometimes become negative, we suggest a few non-negative alternative estimators and note some of their properties. UnlikeLiu we follow the conventional Bayesian approach to get another estimator with an optimal property of “uniform admissibility”.


Stochastic Process Probability Theory Economic Theory Bayesian Approach Population Variance 
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© Physica-Verlag Rudolf Liebing KG 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chaudhuri
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  1. 1.c.s.u. Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta 203CalcuttaIndia

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