Georgia Southern Investigates Performance of Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling
A collaborative study led by Dr. Daniel Linder, assistant professor of biostatistics at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University investigates the relative performance of stratified bivariate ranked set sampling (SBVRSS), with respect to stratified simple random sampling (SSRS) for estimating the population mean with regression methods. The mean and variance of the proposed estimators are derived with the mean being shown to be unbiased. We perform a simulation study to compare the relative efficiency of SBVRSS to SSRS under various data-generating scenarios. We also compare the two sampling schemes on a real data set from trauma victims in a hospital setting. The results of our simulation study and the real data illustration indicate that using SBVRSS for regression estimation provides more efficiency than SSRS in most cases.