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Journal of Official Statistics, Vol.24, No.2, 2008. pp. 213228

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An Implementation Strategy for Efficient Convergence of the Lavallee and Hidiroglou Stratification Algorithm

Abstract:
The iterative procedure of Lavallée and Hidiroglou (1988) for stratifying skewed populations into a certainty stratum, where all the units are examined, and a number of noncertainty strata, which are sampled, has been found to have convergence problems. In this article we present a strategy for implementing the algorithm, which improves its convergence and in many cases results in smaller sample sizes than those obtained with the traditional implementation.

Keywords:
Boundaries, geometric progression, Neyman allocation, noncertainty stratum, power allocation, skewness

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