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Title

Population moments of sampling distributions
Author

J Vrbik
Journal / Anthology

COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS
Year: 2005
Volume: 20
Issue: 4
Page range: 611-621
Description

We describe a simple technique for computing population moments of a large class of sample statistics. We assume these to be symmetric functions of n independent observations, where n is relatively large. This enables us to expand the results in powers of 1/n. The algorithm is demonstrated using Mathematica.
Subjects

*Mathematics > Probability and Statistics
*Social Science > Sociology and Psychology
Keywords

population moments, symmetric polynomial, sum of independent powers