A comparative study of composite estimators for small domains under Lahiri-Midzuno sampling scheme
G.C. Tikkiwal and T. Jurkiewicz (2011). A comparative study of composite estimators for small domains under Lahiri-Midzuno sampling scheme. Journal of Statistical Research, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 59-70.
This paper proposes three composite estimators for small domains, which are the weighted sum of direct and synthetic ratio estimators under Lahiri-Midzuno sampling scheme. Further, it compares performance of the composite estimators empirically for estimating crop acreage for small domains. The study shows that the composite estimator, which is a weighted sum of the direct ratio and synthetic ratio estimators, performs better than the other two estimators under certain conditions.