Date: Sep 29, 2010 3:03 PM
Author: cagdas.ozgenc@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Sampling From Finite Population with Replacement

>

> >> The population mean is an unbiased estimate of the generator mean.

> >> The sample mean is an unbiased estimate of the population mean,

> >> and therefore of the generator mean.

>

> > I think you have a point here. But as you can see that there is a

> > problem with consistency.

>

> > Let's say that generator mean is Mu, and population mean is Mu + Eps.

> > And I take as you suggest Eps is a random error not a systematic error

> > (not a bias).

>

> > Now as you take more and more sample means, you will see that they

> > will start to gather around Mu+Eps not Mu. Now do we have a random

> > error or a systematic error?

>

> It all depends on whether we're talking about the conditional

> distribution of the sample mean, given the population mean; or the

> unconditional (or marginal) distribution of the sample mean. As an

> estimate of the generator mean, the ssmple mean is conditionally

> biased but marginally unbiased.

>

I don't think I am following you. How is all that related to

conditioning?