ESTMABLE PARAMETRICS LINEAR FUNCTION IN HIERARCHICAL CLASSIFICATION DESIGN WITH s-STAGES AND r COVARIATES

Carlos Roberto PADOVANI[1]

§    ABSTRACT : The linear model with hierarchical classification in s-stages and r-auxiliary variables (r-covariates ) with possible different subunit numbers of observations is considered in this work. Through estimability of linear function of parameters concept, it is stablished a simple and pratical rule under which estimability of the parameters of the model can be identified.

§    KEYWORDS : Hierarchical classification; covariate model; estimability.

 



[1] Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP - 15054 - São José do Rio Preto - SP - Brasil.