Kiregyera (1984), Mukerjee, Rao & Vijayan (1987), and Tripathi & Ahmed (1995) considered a number of regression-type estimators where information on two auxiliary variables related to study variable is available at different levels. Mukerjee et al. (1987) suggested three estimators and computed their mean square errors, but the computations seem to be incorrect. This note corrects them, and finds their estimators are no better than that of Kiregyera (1984). The estimator suggested by Tripathi & Ahmed (1995) is the best in the sense of having the smallest mean square error.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1998|
- Regression-type estimator
- Two-phase sampling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability