# Weighted distributions and size-biased sampling with applications to wildlife populations and human families

@article{Patil1978WeightedDA, title={Weighted distributions and size-biased sampling with applications to wildlife populations and human families}, author={Ganapati P. Patil and C. Radhakrishna Rao}, journal={Biometrics}, year={1978}, volume={34}, pages={179} }

When an investigator records an observation by nature according to a certain stochastic model, the recorded observation will not have the original distribution unless every observation is given an equal chance of being recorded. A number of papers have appeared during the last ten years implicitly using the concepts of weighted and size-biased sampling distributions. In this paper, we examine some general models leading to weighted distributions with weight functions not necessarily bounded by…

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