Inference on Mean and Variance

  • Ganapati P. PatilEmail author
  • Sharad D. Gore
  • Charles Taillie*
Part of the Environmental and Ecological Statistics book series (ENES, volume 4)


A common purpose of compositing sampling is to draw statistical inference on the population mean, and possibly on the population variance. As noted earlier (see Chapter 1), sampling units may be selected from a finite population or from a bulk population. In the former case, the sampling units are defined and exist before sampling while in the latter case, the sampling units are created by the sampling process.


Individual Sample Sampling Unit Unbiased Estimator Finite Population Primary Sampling Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganapati P. Patil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sharad D. Gore
    • 2
  • Charles Taillie*
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of PunePuneIndia
  3. 3.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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