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Question number: 34

» Sampling Techniques » Cluster Sampling with SRS - Intra-Class Correlation Coefficient


Appeared in Year: 2010

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What is cluster sampling? In the case of cluster sampling for proportions, obtain an unbiased

Estimator of population proportion. Also, compute variance of your estimator.


Cluster sampling:

Cluster sampling is a type of sampling method. In this method, the population is divided into separate groups, called clusters. Then, a simple random sample of clusters is selected from the population. Then analysis is done on the data from the obtained sampled clusters.

The samplings lead to several difficulties if the population s

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Question number: 35

» Sampling Techniques » Simple Random Sampling with and Without Replacement


Appeared in Year: 2011

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Explain the concept of simple random/sampling with and without replacement. In a simple Random sampling, show that is an unbiased estimator of .

Question number: 36

» Applied Statistics » Index Numbers » Price Relatives and Quantity or Volume Relatives


Appeared in Year: 2011

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Explain the errors in the measurement of price and quantity index number.


All index numbers are affected by mainly three types of errors.

  1. Formula error

  2. Sampling error

  3. Homogeneity error

    Formula error:

    There is no universally accepted index number formula that will measure the price or quantity changes excatly. Each formula in common use has its own defeat and consequently some error is natural in all index number formula. This

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Question number: 37

» Sampling Techniques » Stratified Random Sampling


Appeared in Year: 2011

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Let for a stratified random sampling where is constant, is the-cost per unit-in ith stratum, is the mean square based on units.

Estimate the sample sizen under optimum allocation for fixed cost .


Under optimum allocation, are obtained such that

(i) minimize the variance of the estimate for (a) fixed sample size n;

(i) var ( is minimum for fixed n

(ii) var ( is minimum for fixed total cost C

(iii) Total cost C is minimum for fixed value of var (

And the cost function C in stratified sampling is given b

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Question number: 38

» Econometrics » Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)


Appeared in Year: 2011

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If is an individual’s utility function of two goods, show that the demand for the goods is and

Where and are the fixed price and µ be the individual fixed income.


For consumer’s equilibrium, we have

and hence, we get

………………. (i)

since, µ the indivi

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Question number: 39

» Econometrics » Auto-Correlation


Appeared in Year: 2011

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Discuss the effect of imperfect multicollinearity on tests and errors. Consider a model


and with

, ,


Do you think multicollinearity is present in the model? If yes, give reasons. Further show that as

increases, also increases.


Effect of imperfect multicollinearity on tests and errors:

  1. OLS estimators will be BLUE, but they have large variances and covariances. this makes the estimation difficult.

  2. The confidence intervals will be wider. and hence, we may not reject the ‘zero null hypothesis i. e. , We may conclude that B’s are not significantly different from zero even thoug

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