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Kernel smoothing for finite populations

Jones, M. C. and Bradbury, I. S. (1993). Kernel smoothing for finite populations. Statistics and Computing, 3(1) pp. 45–50.

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We identify a role for smooth curve provision in the finite population context. The performance of kernel density estimates in this scenario is explored, and they are tailored to the finite population situation especially by developing a method of data-based selection of the smoothing parameter appropriate to this problem. Simulated examples are given, including some from the particular context of permutation distributions which first motivated this investigation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1993 Chapman & Hall
ISSN: 0960-3174
Keywords: bandwidth selection; curve estimation; kernel density estimation; permutation distribution; simple random sampling
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 28289
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 13:02
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:52
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