# 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}
}```
• Published 1 June 1978
• Mathematics
• Biometrics
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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