Piyush Kant Rai https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8462-4707 , Sweta Singh https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-3275-5139

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Some composite estimators based on various combinations of two different existing estimators are obtained for domain estimation. The estimation of weights and thus obtaining optimum weights to combine two or more different existing direct and indirect estimators to form composite estimators are not an easy task for practitioners due to many reasons. To account for the absence of optimum weights, we obtained the sensitivity performance intervals for weights with respect to the proposed composite estimator. Subsequently, we determined the sensible values of the involved weights. The aim of this procedure was to confine the superiority for different composite combinations i.e., simple direct vs. direct ratio, simple direct vs. synthetic ratio and direct ratio vs. synthetic ratio composite estimators as compared to the existing estimators.


domain estimation, synthetic and composite estimation, optimum weight, sensitivity performance interval.


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