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AuthorWright, Tommy. author
TitleExact Confidence Bounds when Sampling from Small Finite Universes [electronic resource] : An Easy Reference Based on the Hypergeometric Distribution / by Tommy Wright
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1991
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Descript XVI, 431 p. online resource


There is a very simple and fundamental conceptยท to much of probability and statistics that can be conveyed using the following problem. PROBLEM. Assume a finite set (universe) of N units where A of the units have a particular attribute. The value of N is known while the value of A is unknown. If a proper subset (sample) of size n is selected randomly and a of the units in the subset are observed to have the particular attribute, what can be said about the unknown value of A? The problem is not new and almost anyone can describe several situations where a particular problem could be presented in this setting. Some recent references with different focuses include Cochran (1977); Williams (1978); Hajek (1981); Stuart (1984); Cassel, Samdal, and Wretman (1977); and Johnson and Kotz (1977). We focus on confidence interval estimation of A. Several methods for exact confidence interval estimation of A exist (Buonaccorsi, 1987, and Peskun, 1990), and this volume presents the theory and an extensive Table for one of them. One of the important contributions in Neyman (1934) is a discussion of the meaning of confidence interval estimation and its relationship with hypothesis testing which we will call the Neyman Approach. In Chapter 3 and following Neyman's Approach for simple random sampling (without replacement), we present an elementary development of exact confidence interval estimation of A as a response to the specific problem cited above


1. Introduction -- 2. The Applications -- 2.1. Application I. Exact 100(1-?)% One-Sided Upper and Lower Confidence Bounds for A Under Simple Random Sampling -- 2.2. Application II. Exact 100(1-?)% Two-Sided Confidence Bounds for A Under Simple Random Sampling -- 2.3. Application III. Conservative Confidence Bounds for A Under Simple Random Sampling when N0 Is Not in the Table, but N0 Is Between Two Other Values of N That Are -- 2.2 Application III.1. When a Particular Value n0 is Not in the Table -- 2.4. Application IV. Exact One- and Two-Sided ? Level Tests of Hypotheses Under Simple Random Sampling -- 2.5. Application V. Sample Size Determination Under Simple Random Sampling -- 2.6. Application VI. The Analogous Exact Inferences and Procedures of Applications I, II, III, IV, and V Can All Be Performed for P, the Universe (Population) Proportion, Under Simple Random Sampling -- 2.7. Application VII. Conservative Confidence Bounds Under Stratified Random Sampling with Four or Less Strata -- 2.8. Application VIII. Conservative Comparison of Two Universes -- 3. The Development and Theory -- 3.1. Exact Hypothesis Testing for a Finite Universe -- 3.2. Exact Confidence Interval Estimation for a Finite Universe -- 3.3. Some Additional Results On One-Sided Confidence Bounds -- 4. The Table of Lower and Upper Confidence Bounds -- 4.1. N = 2(1)50 -- 4.2. N = 52(2)100 -- 4.3. N = 105(5)200 -- 4.4. N = 210(10)500 -- 4.5. N = 600(100)1000 -- 4.6. N = 1100(100)2000 -- References

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