In this article, we suggest a general procedure for estimating the population variance through a class of estimators. The bias and mean square error (MSE) of the proposed class of estimators are obtained to the first degree of approximation. The proposed class of estimators is more efficient than many other estimators, such as the usual variance estimator, ratio estimator, the Bahal and Tuteja (1991) exponential estimator, the traditional regression estimator, the Rao (1991) estimator, the Upadhyaya and Singh (1999) estimator, and the Kadilar and Cingi (2006) estimators. Four data sets are used for numerical comparison.
Auxiliary variable Bias MSE Efficiency
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