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On Bayesian estimation of group size. (English) Zbl 0876.62107
Summary: In estimating the size of a group of animals, it is commonly the case that the sighting probability for individuals is less than one. If each individual in the group is independently sighted with equal probability, the problem is one of estimating the number of trials from the number of successes in one or more binomial experiments. In many cases, some individuals in the group have unit sighting probability, whereas others do not. This note describes the Bayesian estimation of group size for this case.
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62P10Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences
62F15Bayesian inference
62D05Statistical sampling theory, sample surveys
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