7. Auxiliary Data and Ratio Estimation

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch7

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Auxiliary Data and Ratio Estimation, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch7

Author Information

  1. Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470402313

Online ISBN: 9781118162934



  • auxiliary data, ratio estimation;
  • ratio models, design implications;
  • finite-population central limit theorem


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ratio Estimator

  • Small Population Illustrating Bias

  • Derivations and Approximations for the Ratio Estimator

  • Finite-Population Central Limit Theorem for the Ratio Estimator

  • Ratio Estimation with Unequal Probability Designs

  • Models in Ratio Estimation

  • Design Implications of Ratio Models

  • Computing Notes

  • Exercises