Near Optimum Allocations in Stratified Sampling

  • T. J. RaoEmail author


In this paper, we shall discuss the problem of optimum allocation of sample size to strata under the constraints of fixed total sample size and fixed total cost in a general setting. We shall also obtain near-optimum allocations for use in practice. This will result in minor loss of efficiency due to deviations from the optimum. We shall also provide illustrative examples.

AMS Subject Classification



Stratified sampling Optimum allocation Super population model Near-optimum allocations Deviations from the optimum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Hyderabad CampusHyderabadIndia

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