Based on shrinkage and preliminary test rules, various estimators are proposed for estimation of several intraclass correlation coefficients when independent samples are drawn from multivariate normal populations. It is demonstrated that the James-Stein type estimators are asymtotically superior to the usual estimators. Furthermore, it is also indicated through asymtotic results that none of the preliminary test and shrinkage estimators dominate each other, though they perform relatively well as compared to the classical estimator. The relative dominance picture of the estimators is presented. A Monte Carlo study is performed to appriase the properties of the proposed estimators for small samples.
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