7cc1634d4896d310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38dRCRDapproved/UMICH/stats/Home/News & Events/Archived Events/2012-2013 EventsSahar Zangeneh###@###(Tue, 18 Sep 2012)Sahar Zangeneh###@###(Tue, 18 Sep 2012)411 West HallModel-Based Methods for Robust Finite Population Inference in the Presence of External Informationstats134799120000013479912000002:00 PM<p><b>Title: </b>Model-based methods for robust finite population inference in the presence of external information<br> <b>Co-Chairs: </b>Professor Roderick J. A. Little, Professor Robert Keener<br> <b>Cognate Member: </b>Professor Michael R. Elliott<br> <b>Member: </b>Associate Professor Ben Hansen</p> <p><b>Abstract: </b>This dissertation develops new model-based approaches for analysis of sample survey data. The main focus of the thesis is to incorporate information available from external sources to improve estimation and inference for finite population quantities. If such information is utilized properly, it can improve point estimates and inferences. The dissertation addresses two general scenarios: survey data from unequal probability designs and surveys with nonresponse.</p>Njjsantosjjsantos1366829609557d791634d4896d310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38d____once11112newnewEvent Flyer/UMICH/stats/Home/Events/Dissertations and Oral Preliminary Examinations/Sahar Z Zangeneh Defense Flyer.pdfSahar Zangeneh