Description Usage Arguments Value References See Also Examples

Calculates sample size dependent estimators of domain means, as composition of direct and synthetic estimators. The estimators involved in the composition must be given as function arguments.

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`dom` |
vector or factor (same size as |

`sweight` |
vector (same size as |

`domsize` |
matrix or data frame with domain codes in the first column and the corresponding domain population sizes in the second column. |

`direct` |
matrix or data frame with domain codes in the first column and the corresponding direct estimators of domain means in the second column. |

`synthetic` |
matrix or data frame with domain codes in the first column and the corresponding synthetic estimators of domain means in the second column. |

`delta` |
constant involved in sample size dependent estimator, controlling how much strength to borrow. Default value is 1. |

`data` |
optional data frame containing the variables named in |

The function returns a data frame of size `D*2`

with the following columns:

`Domain` |
domain codes in ascending order. |

`ssd ` |
sample size dependent estimators of domain means. |

`CompWeight` |
weights attached to direct estimators in the composition. |

Cases with NA values in `dom`

or `sweight`

are ignored.

- Drew, D., Singh, M.P. and Choudhry, G.H. (1982). Evaluation of small area estimation techniques for the Canadian Labour Force Survey. Survey Methodology 8, 17-47.

- Rao, J. N. K. (2003). Small Area Estimation. Wiley, London.

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# We compute sample size dependent estimators of mean income by
# composition of the Horvitz-Thompson direct estimator and the
# post-stratified synthetic estimator with age groups as post-strata.
# Load data set
data(incomedata)
# Load population sizes of provinces (domains)
data(sizeprov)
# First we compute Horvitz-Thompson direct estimators
dir <- direct(y=income, dom=provlab, sweight=weight,
domsize=sizeprov[,c(1,3)], data=incomedata)
# Now we compute post-stratified synthetic estimators with education
# levels as post-strata
# Load province sizes by education levels
data(sizeprovedu)
# Compute post-stratified synthetic estimators
colnames(sizeprovedu) <- c("provlab", "prov", "0", "1", "2", "3")
synth <- pssynt(y=income, sweight=weight, ps=educ,
domsizebyps=sizeprovedu[,-2], data=incomedata)
# Compute sample size dependent estimators of province mean income
# by composition of Horvitz-Thompson direct estimators and
# post-stratified estimators for delta=1
comp <- ssd(dom=provlab, sweight=weight, domsize=sizeprov[,c(1,3)],
direct=dir[,c("Domain","Direct")], synthetic=synth, data=incomedata)
comp
``` |

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