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Methods for estimating parameters in sub-populations.

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Spatial change-of-support from coarser areas to smaller, nested areas

I'm working with survey data and for $N$ larger domain units (in this case, spatial) I have an estimate of some response variable $y_i$ and covariate vector $x_i$ for $i\in \{1,...,N\}$. In each of ...
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How can I run Small Area Estimation with Penalized Spline Regression using mgcv R package?

I want to analyze some data using Small Area Estimation with Penalized Spline Regression. I just want to know if I can use mgcv R Package or another package which will ease me to do the analysis ? And ...
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How could I use bootstrapping to compare a subpopulation?

We did an A/B test where A is control and B is the same website with one feature variant that is available on all pages on the website. The feature variant is live chat. We wanted to see if live chat ...
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Calculating the area under two overlapping distribution

I have two overlapping frequency distribution, one of the buyers' demand or willingness to pay and the other one is seller's reservation price frequency distribution. The two distributions overlap and ...
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Summary comparing Mixed models and small area estimation

I am attempting to create a summary between simple linear, mixed models (random and fixed effects), and small area estimation. I have posted it hear and would like to get feedback if I my summary ...
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Multivariate Fay-Herriot Model with a Partially-observed Variable

Let's say I have two correlated variables $x$ and $y$ which vary among cities, and I'm interested in estimating the mean of each variable for every city. I have a sample of 30 cities for which ...
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Aggregating small area estimates to match a truth

Small area estimation are related group of techniques in the estimation of parameters associated with a sub-population. For example, suppose I have sub-populations $S_1, \cdots, S_n$ with total ...
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Population-level data with small n's [closed]

I have population data (not sample data) and I'm looking at incidence over time in the population. I have small n's (for the incidence and for the overall population). For example, I have an ...
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Is it advisable to average quarterly benefit claimants rate to an annual claimants rate, and if so how?

I had a discussion with colleague whether would it be sensible to average quarterly unemployment benefit rate to an annual rate? Is it better to refrain from averaging the quarterly unemployment-...
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Validity of combining surveys and sociodemographics to estimate miles walked in census tracts

I ran across this paper that describes an interesting approach to combining survey and sociodemographic data: Salon. Estimating Total Miles Walked and Biked by Census Tract in California. State of ...
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Why do the estimated values from a Best Linear Unbiased Predictor (BLUP) differ from a Best Linear Unbiased Estimator (BLUE)?

I understand that the difference between them is related to whether the grouping variable in the model is estimated as a fixed or random effect, but it's not clear to me why they are not the same (if ...