Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2007

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Robert M. Price Jr.

Committee Members

Yali Liu, Robert B. Gardner

Abstract

In a single capture-recapture problem, two new Wilson methods for interval estimation of population size are derived. Classical Chapman interval, Wilson and Wilson-cc intervals are examined and compared in terms of their expected interval width and exact coverage properties in two models. The new approach performs better than the Chapman in each model. Bayesian analysis also gives a different way to estimate population size.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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