Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This paper presents new results in the sampling theory of the D statistic. These results show that inspector verification data can be used to estimate the mean square error of the total accountancy discrepancy in the operator's material balance. The results are of primary interest to state systems of accounting and control (SSAC) and to the management of facilities who collaborate with the SSAC in the implementation of verification activities designed to quantify accountancy performance. The mean square error is estimated by a simple formula involving D and the estimator of the variance of D. The result is a general result valid for different sampling approaches (random, stratified, cluster, utility weighted) and different verification measurement schemes.

Additional information

Authors: FRANKLIN M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Symposium on International Safeguards, Vienna (AT), October 13-17, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40990 ORA
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top