- 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.
Uses of Sample Surveys.
The Population and the Sample.
MAJOR SAMPLING DESIGNS AND ESTIMATION PROCEDURES.
Simple Random Sampling.
Stratification and Stratified Random Sampling.
Stratified Random Sampling: Further Issues.
Cluster Sampling: Introduction and Overview.
Sample One-Stage Cluster Sampling.
Two-Stage Cluster Sampling: Clusters Sampled with Equal Probability.
Cluster Sampling in Which Clusters are Sampled with Unequal Probability: Probability Proportional to Size Sampling.
Variance Estimation in Complex Sample Surveys.
SELECTED TOPICS IN SAMPLE SURVEY METHODOLOGY.
Nonresponse and Missing Data in Sample Surveys.
Selected Topics in Sample Design and Estimation Methodology.
Strategies for Design-Based Analysis of Sample Survey Data.
Answers to Selected Exercises.