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Computing standard error in weighted mean estimation

Suppose that $w_1,w_2,\ldots,w_n$ and $x_1,x_2,...,x_n$ are each drawn i.i.d. from some distributions, with $w_i$ independent of $x_i$. The $w_i$ are strictly positive. You observe all the $w_i$, but ...
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Standard error for the sum of weighted means

I am looking at a two-stage process of diagnosis. Stage 1 is a screen that identifies people with the diagnosis with some error, Stage 2 is a detailed examination (a gold standard) In Stage 1, N ...