A parametric empirical Bayes approach to the analysis of capture-recapture experiments
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF STATISTICS | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2002
Empirical Bayes methods and a bootstrap bias adjustment procedure are used to estimate the size of a closed population when the individual capture probabilities are independently and identically distributed with a Beta distribution. The method is examined in simulations and applied to several well-known datasets. The simulations show the estimator performs as well as several other proposed parametric and non-parametric estimators.