In the usual Bayesian approach to survey sampling the sampling design, plays a minimal role, at best. Although a close relationship between exchangeable prior distributions and simple random sampling has been noted; how to formally integrate simple random sampling into the Bayesian paradigm is not clear. Recently it has been argued that the sampling design can be thought of as part of a Bayesian's prior distribution. We will show here that under this scenario simple random sample can be given a Bayesian justification in survey sampling.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research|
|State||Published - Jul 2012|
- Bayesian inference
- Random sampling
- Sample survey