Hybrid calibration methods for small domain estimation
| STATISTICA & APPLICAZIONI - 2019 - 2
Hybrid calibration refers to an approach where techniques of classical calibration and more recent model-assisted calibration are combined for a joint calibration methodology. The classical calibration does not assume a model but uses the original auxiliary data as aggregates, whereas in model calibration, unit-level predictions from a model are used as pseudo auxiliary information. By combining these approaches we introduce hybrid methods, where aggregate data from different levels of the population are supplied to the model-free component and unit-level data are incorporated into the model-assisted component...