Chapter 4. Uncertainty in Statistical Matching

  1. Marcello D'Orazio,
  2. Marco Di Zio and
  3. Mauro Scanu

Published Online: 20 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470023554.ch4

Statistical Matching: Theory and Practice

Statistical Matching: Theory and Practice

How to Cite

D'Orazio, M., Di Zio, M. and Scanu, M. (2006) Uncertainty in Statistical Matching, in Statistical Matching: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470023554.ch4

Author Information

  1. ISTAT – Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Survey Methodology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023532

Online ISBN: 9780470023556



  • uncertainty in statistical matching;
  • statistical matching and identification problem;
  • model parameter uncertainty;
  • measures of uncertainty;
  • uncertainty estimation;
  • marginal uncertainty density;
  • parameter constraint and uncertainty reduction;
  • maximum likelihood estimation;
  • objective Bayesian framework


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Formal Definition of Uncertainty

  • Measures of Uncertainty

  • Estimation of Uncertainty

  • Reduction of Uncertainty: Use of Parameter Constraints

  • Further Aspects of Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Uncertainty

  • An Example with Real Data

  • Other Approaches to the Assessment of Uncertainty