The present article proposes an estimator using the Item Sum Technique (IST) for the estimation of dynamic sensitive population mean using non-sensitive auxiliary information in the two-move successive sampling. Properties of the proposed IST estimator have been analysed. Possible allocation designs for allocating long-list and short-list samples pertaining to the IST have been elaborated. The comparison between various allocation designs has been carried out. Theoretical considerations have been integrated with numerical as well as simulation studies to show the working version of the proposed IST estimators in the two-move successive sampling.

Sensitive variable, Successive moves, Population mean, Variance, Mean squared error, Optimum matching fraction

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