A Bayesian justification for random sampling in sample survey

Glen Meeden

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Abstract

In the usual Bayesian approach to survey sampling the sampling design, plays a minimal role, at best. Although a close relationship between exchangeable prior distributions and simple random sampling has been noted; how to formally integrate simple random sampling into the Bayesian paradigm is not clear. Recently it has been argued that the sampling design can be thought of as part of a Bayesian's prior distribution. We will show here that under this scenario simple random sample can be given a Bayesian justification in survey sampling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalPakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Bayesian inference
  • Random sampling
  • Sample survey

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