Bootstrap Variance Estimation for Rejective Sampling

Wayne A. Fuller, Jason C. Legg, Yang Li

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Replication procedures have proven useful for variance estimation for large scale complex surveys. As an extension of bootstrap procedures to rejective samples, we define a bootstrap sample that is a rejective, unequal probability, replacement sample selected from the original sample. A modification of the bootstrap with improved performance is suggested for stratified samples with small stratum sizes. Simulations for Poisson and stratified rejective samples support the use of replicates in estimating the variance of the regression estimator for rejective samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1562-1570
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Issue number520
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

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  • Balanced sampling
  • Controlled sampling
  • Poisson sampling
  • Replication variance


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