Merging Files of Data on Same Individuals

  • Prem K. Goel
  • Thirugnanasambandam Ramalingam
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 52)


A useful classification of situations involving statistical matching of data files was discussed in Section 1.3. It may be recalled that in the context of the two files comprising the same individuals, this classification scheme included two scenarios. One where no overlapping variables are present, and the other where overlapping variables are available. We begin with the former situation, relegating the latter to Section 2.10.


Joint Density Match Strategy Correct Match Bivariate Normal Distribution Factorial Moment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Prem K. Goel
    • 1
  • Thirugnanasambandam Ramalingam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA

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