The estimation of the values of a variable at any point of a study area is performed using Bernstein polynomials when the sampling scheme is implemented by selecting a point in each polygon of a regular grid overimposed onto the area. The evaluation of the precision of the resulting estimates is investigated under a completely design-based framework. Moreover, as the main contribution to the mean squared error of the Bernstein-type estimator is due to the bias, also a pseudo-jackknife estimator is proposed. The performance of both estimators is investigated theoretically and by means of a simulation study. An application to a soil survey performed in Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire (UK) is considered.

Design-based inference on Bernstein type estimators for continuous populations

Franceschi Sara
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2019

Abstract

The estimation of the values of a variable at any point of a study area is performed using Bernstein polynomials when the sampling scheme is implemented by selecting a point in each polygon of a regular grid overimposed onto the area. The evaluation of the precision of the resulting estimates is investigated under a completely design-based framework. Moreover, as the main contribution to the mean squared error of the Bernstein-type estimator is due to the bias, also a pseudo-jackknife estimator is proposed. The performance of both estimators is investigated theoretically and by means of a simulation study. An application to a soil survey performed in Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire (UK) is considered.
Bernstein polynomials, design-based, jackknife estimator, systematic grid sampling, tessellation stratified sampling
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