Theory & Methods: A parametric empirical Bayes approach to the analysis of capture-recapture experiments

@inproceedings{Huggins2002TheoryM,
  title={Theory & Methods: A parametric empirical Bayes approach to the analysis of capture-recapture experiments},
  author={Richard M. Huggins},
  year={2002}
}
Empirical Bayes methods and a bootstrap bias adjustment procedure are used to estimate the size of a closed population when the individual capture probabilities are independently and identically distributed with a Beta distribution. The method is examined in simulations and applied to several well-known datasets. The simulations show the estimator performs as well as several other proposed parametric and non-parametric estimators.