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Zur Schätzung des Inkonsistenz-Index als Maßzahl zur Fehlermessung bei klassierten Erhebungsergebnissen / On the Estimation of the Index of Inconsistency as Special Statistic to Measure Errors in Classified Survey Results

  • Strecker Heinrich

    (emer. o., Universität Tübingen, und Honorarprofessor der Universität München, Rosenstr. 11, D-82319 Starnberg bei München)

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    The index of inconsistency is outlined as a special statistic for judging the reliability of survey data classified by size classes. The index estimates take on, as a rule, values between 0 and 1 according to a previously definded restriction for dichotomized proportions in the estimation formula (estimates should be ≤ 1). If the results of a main survey and a repetition show no variability of the individual responses regarding the assignment of units i to specified size classes the index value is 0, in case of total unreliability (random differences) it is, as a rule, 1. The extreme values 0 and 1 are demonstrated by means of simulated examples and their data show that the restriction required is fulfilled.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik).

    Volume (Year): 220 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 777-792

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    Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:220:y:2000:i:6:p:777-792
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