Anadolu Üniversitesi Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi, vol.10, no.2, pp.397-420, 2009 (National Refreed University Journal)
This study examines the optimal allocation of the n sized sample which is selected from the population in Stratified random sampling under the non-linear cost constraint and the conditions in which the variance of sample mean statistics is minimal.
By using linear cost constraint, selecting a one-unit in stratum is caused a one-unit increase in linear cost constraint. However, considering the non-linear cost constraint, the impact of divergent increases on cost constraint can be investigated. In this study, how the divergent increases on non-linear cost constraint effect the variance of sample mean statistics is examined by simulation study.