Measurement Error Variance Estimation Based on Complex Survey Data with Subsample Re-Measurements



Heo, Sunyeong;Eltinge, John L.

  • 발행 : 2003.08.01


In many cases, the measurement error variances may be functions of the unknown true values or related covariates. This paper considers design-based estimators of the parameters of these variance functions based on the within-unit sample variances. This paper devotes to: (1) define an error scale factor $\delta$; (2) develop estimators of the parameters of the linear measurement error variance function of the true values under large-sample and small-error conditions; (3) use propensity methods to adjust survey weights to account for possible selection effects at the replicate level. The proposed methods are applied to medical examination data from the U.S. Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).


Stratified multistage sampling design;Small-error approximation;Linear regression model with unequal variances;Logistic regression;U.S. Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey


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