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May 2011 Discussion of “Impact of Frequentist and Bayesian Methods on Survey Sampling Practice: A Selective Appraisal” by J. N. K. Rao
J. Sedransk
Statist. Sci. 26(2): 260-261 (May 2011). DOI: 10.1214/11-STS346B

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This comment emphasizes the importance of model checking and model fitting when making inferences about finite population quantities. It also suggests the value of using unit level models when making inferences for small subpopulations, that is, “small area” analyses.

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J. Sedransk. "Discussion of “Impact of Frequentist and Bayesian Methods on Survey Sampling Practice: A Selective Appraisal” by J. N. K. Rao." Statist. Sci. 26 (2) 260 - 261, May 2011. https://doi.org/10.1214/11-STS346B

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Published: May 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 1 August 2011

zbMATH: 1246.62016
MathSciNet: MR2858491
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/11-STS346B

Keywords: diagnostics , hierarchical structure , model checking , model fitting , small area statistics , unit level models

Rights: Copyright © 2011 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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