Randomized Use of Warner’s Randomized Response Model

by Zawar Hussain and Javid Shabbir.

Abstract: Randomized use of Warner’s (1965) Randomized response model is investigated and an estimator is proposed to estimate of proportion of a sensitive trait in a population. The relative efficiency of proposed estimator is calculated and it is found that proposed estimator performs well when some easy conditions (given in the text) are satisfied. Also the proposed estimator may be viewed as providing more privacy to the respondents.

Key Words: Randomized Response Model, Random use of Randomization devices, sensitive character, jeopardy, and anonymity

Zawar Hussain, zhlangah@yahoo.com
Javid Shabbir, jsqau@yahoo.com

Editor: Sampath, S, Sampath1959@yahoo.com

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