Compromise Allocation for Combined Ratio Estimates of Population Means of a Multivariate Stratified Population Using Double Sampling in Presence of Non-Response


This paper is an attempt to work out a compromise allocation to construct combined ratio estimates under multivariate double sampling design in presence of non-response when the population mean of the auxiliary variable is unknown. The problem has been formulated as a multi-objective integer non-linear programming problem. Two solution procedures are developed using goal programming and fuzzy programming techniques. A numerical example is also worked out to illustrate the computational details. A comparison of the two methods is also carried out.

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Iftekhar, S. , Ali, Q. and Ahsan, M. (2014) Compromise Allocation for Combined Ratio Estimates of Population Means of a Multivariate Stratified Population Using Double Sampling in Presence of Non-Response. Open Journal of Optimization, 3, 68-78. doi: 10.4236/ojop.2014.34007.

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