This paper proposes a class of estimators for population correlation coefficient when information about the population mean and population variance of one of the variables is not avaliable but information about these parameters of another variable (auxiliary) is avaliable, in two phase sampling and analyzes its properties. Optimum estimator in the class is identified with its variance formula. The estimators of the class involve unknown constants whose optimum values depend on unknown population parameters.Following Singh (1982) and Srivastava and Jhajj (1983), it has been shown that when these population parameters are replaced by their consistent estimates the resulting class of estimators has the same asymptotic variance as that of optimum estimator. An empirical study is carried out to demonstrate the performance of the constructed estimators.
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[v1] 6 Mar 2010
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