All major functions in the library convey have S3 methods for the classes:
DBIdesign. When the argument
a survey design with replicate weights created by the library survey, convey uses the method
Considering the remarks in (Wolter 1985Wolter, K. M. 1985. Introduction to Variance Estimation. New York: Springer-Verlag.), p. 163, concerning the deficiency of the
Jackknife method in estimating the variance of
quantiles, we adopted the type bootstrap instead.
bootVar from the library
laeken , (Alfons and Templ 2013Alfons, Andreas, and Matthias Templ. 2013. “Estimation of Social Exclusion Indicators from Complex Surveys: The R Package laeken.” Journal of Statistical Software 54 (15): 1–25. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v54/i15/.), also uses the bootstrap
method to estimate variances.