STA 304H1F-1003H Fall 2019
Assignment 2-Question 3
Question 3. ( 18 marks)
A certain manufacturing firm produces a product that is packaged under two brand names, for
marketing purposes. These two brands serve as strata for estimating potential sales volume
for the next quarter. A SRS of customers for each brand is contacted and asked to provide
a potential sale figure y (in number of units) for the coming quarter. Last year’s true sales
figure, for the same quarter, is available for each of the sampled customers and is denoted by x.
The data are given in the accompanying table. The sample for brand I was taken from a list of
120 customers for whom the total sales in the same quater of last year was 24,500 units. The
brand II sample come from 180 customers with a total quarterly sales last year of 21 200 units.
Use R to do the following questions. Please, use the R-output to answer question.
The R command should be reported in an eppendix. It worse 2 marks.
(Part 1) (10 marks) Using Separate Ratio Estimator Method (SR)
(a) (2 marks) Find a basic estimate (without auxiliary information) of the total potential
sales. Estimate the variance of your estimator.
(b) (2 marks) Find a ratio estimate of the total potential sales. Estimate the variance
(c) (2 marks) Find a regression estimate of the total potential sales. Estimate the
(d) (3 marks) Compute the relative efficiency of
(i) ratio estimation to basic estimation
(ii) ratio estimation to regression estimation
(iii) regression estimation to basic estimation
(e) (1 mark) Which method of estimation do you recommend?
(Part 2) (6 marks) Using Combined Ratio Estimator Method (CR)
(a) (2 marks) Find a basic estimate (without auxiliary information) of the mean
potential sales. Estimate the variance of your estimator.
(b) (2 marks) Find a ratio estimate of the mean potential sales. Estimate the variance