Now in its fourth edition, this popular sampling text is expanded and updated to incorporate the latest methods of multistage sampling, analysis of sample survey data, software manipulation, and other recent developments such as disclosure analysis and small area estimation.
– It guides the reader through real–world sample surveys clearly explaining how to create effective surveys and to analyze the information gathered.
– Illustrative examples detailing how statistical analysis can be performed by means of software designed specifically for analysis of sample survey data (SAS, SPSS, SUDDAN among them) have been woven throughout the text.
With its comprehensive presentation and wealth of relevant examples,Sampling of Populations, Fourth Edition is an ideal book for courses on survey sampling at the upper–undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for practicing statisticians who would like to refresh their knowledge of sampling techniques.