Garthwaite, P. H. and Buckland, S. T.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2531647|
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In a multiple-recapture census of a closed population using fixed sample sizes, the total number of different animals captured during the census is a sufficient statistic for the population sized. Conditional on the population size, the exact probability distribution of this sufficient statistic may be calculated and an algorithm for doing this is given. Standard techniques are applied to describe methods for using the conditional probabilities to form median and interval estimates of the population size. The methods are illustrated with examples.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1990 International Biometric Society|
|Keywords:||capture-recapture; confidence intervals; Schnabel census|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Depositing User:||Sara Griffin|
|Date Deposited:||20 Aug 2009 12:43|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2016 10:33|
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