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Activity Number: 398
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Survey Research Methods Section
Abstract #318051 View Presentation
Title: Practical Issues Related to Model-Based Small Area Estimation
Author(s): J.N.K. Rao*
Companies: Carleton University
Keywords: Benchmarking ; Measurement errors ; Misspecification ; Informative sampling ; Robust estimation

Model-based small area estimation methods can lead to reliable estimators. provided the underlying model assumptions hold at least approximately. In this talk I will address practical issues related to assumed models, focusing on basic area level and unit level models. In particular, I will address measurement errors in covariates, misspecification of linking models, benchmarking to ensure agreement with a reliable direct estimator at an aggregate level, informative sampling and robust estimation. Methods for measuring variability of area estimators will also be examined.

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