Allocation in Multivariate Stratified Surveys with Non-Linear Random Cost Function


In this paper, we consider an allocation problem in multivariate surveys with non-linear costs of enumeration as a problem of non-linear stochastic programming with multiple objective functions. The solution is obtained through Chance Constrained programming. A different formulation of the problem is also presented in which the non-linear cost function is minimised under the precision constraints on estimates of various characters. The solution is then obtained by using Modified E-model. A numerical example is solved for both the formulations.

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M. Khan, I. Ali, Y. Raghav and A. Bari, "Allocation in Multivariate Stratified Surveys with Non-Linear Random Cost Function," American Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 100-105. doi: 10.4236/ajor.2012.21012.

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