The Coordinate-Free Prediction in Finite Populations with Correlated Observations

Silvia N. Elian
2017 Open Journal of Statistics  
In this paper, we got the best linear unbiased predictor of any linear function of the elements of a finite population under coordinate-free models. The optimal predictor of these quantities was obtained in an earlier work considering models with a known diagonal covariance matrix. We extended this result assuming any known covariance matrix. It is shown that in the particular case of the coordinatized models, this general predictor coincides with the optimal predictor of the total population
more » ... der a regression super population model with correlated observations.
doi:10.4236/ojs.2017.72014 fatcat:7vpriprygvgp7b2fzlmawltnbq