Bayesian Methods for Finite Population Sampling

1st Edition

Malay Ghosh, Glen Meeden

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published June 1, 1997
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780412987717 - CAT# C8771
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability

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Assuming a basic knowledge of the frequentist approach to finite population sampling, Bayesian Methods for Finite Population Sampling describes Bayesian and predictive approaches to inferential problems with an emphasis on the likelihood principle. The authors demonstrate that a variety of levels of prior information can be used in survey sampling in a Bayesian manner. Situations considered range from a noninformative Bayesian justification of standard frequentist methods when the only prior information available is the belief in the exchangeability of the units to a full-fledged Bayesian model. Intended primarily for graduate students and researchers in finite population sampling, this book will also be of interest to statisticians who use sampling and lecturers and researchers in general statistics and biostatistics.