Sampling Moments of Means from Finite Multivariate Populations
A method is described for deriving the sampling moments of means of random vectors obtained by sampling without replacement from a finite $k$-variate population of $n$ vector members. A table of results is presented listing the moments of order less than or equal to six as a function of the population moments. These moments were originally derived, in a less general form, in the course of developing the Simplex-Sum Designs discussed in . Their possible wider applicability to sampling problems, however, motivated the extension of the work to the general formulas given here.
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Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet): MR126919