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Elementary Survey Sampling

ISBN-10: 0534243428
ISBN-13: 9780534243425
Edition: 5th 1996
List price: $144.95
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Description: Focusing on the practical aspects of survey sampling, this introduction is intended for a one-term service course in survey sampling for students in the social sciences, business, and natural resources management (college algebra prerequisite).  More...

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Book details

List price: $144.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/15/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.87" wide x 9.84" long
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Focusing on the practical aspects of survey sampling, this introduction is intended for a one-term service course in survey sampling for students in the social sciences, business, and natural resources management (college algebra prerequisite). Appealing to the student with a limited background in math.

1. INTRODUCTION 2. A REVIEW OF SOME BASIC CONCEPTS Introduction / Describing data with graphs and tables / Summarizing information in populations and samples / Sampling distributions / Covariance and correlation / Estimation / Summary / Exercises 3. ELEMENTS OF THE SAMPLING PROBLEM Introduction / Technical terms / How to select the sample: the design of the sample survey / Sources of errors in surveys / Designing a questionnaire / Planning a survey / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 4. SIMPLE RANDOM SAMPLING Introduction / How to draw a simple random sample / Estimation of a population mean and total / Selecting the sample size for estimating population means and totals / Estimation of a population proportion / Comparing estimates / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 5. STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLING Introduction / How to draw a stratified random sample / Estimation of a population mean and total / Selecting the sample size for estimating population means and totals / Allocation of the sample / Estimation of a population proportion / Selecting the sample size and allocating the sample to estimate proportions / Additional comments on stratified sampling / An optimal rule for choosing strata / Stratification after selection of the sample / Double sampling for stratification / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 6. RATIO, REGRESSION, AND DIFFERENCE ESTIMATION Introduction / Surveys that require the use of ratio estimators / Ratio estimation using simple random sampling / Selecting the sample size / Ratio estimation in stratified random sampling / Regression estimation / Difference estimation / Relative efficiency of estimators / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 7. SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING Introduction / How to draw a systematic sample / Estimation of a population mean and total / Estimation of a population proportion / Selecting the sample size / Repeated systematic sampling / Further discussion of variance estimators / Summary / Exercises / Experience with real data 8. CLUSTER SAMPLING Introduction / How to draw a cluster sample / Estimation of a population mean and total / Equal cluster sizes; comparison to simple random sampling / Selecting the sample size for estimating population means and totals / Estimation of a population proportion / Selecting the sample size for estimating proportions / Cluster sampling combined with stratification / Cluster sampling with probabilities proportional to size / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 9. TWO-STAGE CLUSTER SAMPLING Introduction / How to draw a two-stage cluster sample / Unbiased estimation of a population mean and total / Ratio estimation of a population mean / Estimation of a population proportion / Sampling equal-sized clusters / Two-stage cluster sampling with probabilities proportional to size / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 10. ESTIMATING THE POPULATION SIZE Introduction / Estimation of a population size using direct sampling / Estimation of a population size using inverse sampling / Choosing sample sizes for direct and inverse sampling / Estimating population density and size from quadrat samples / Estimating population density and size from stocked quadrats / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 11. SUPPLEMENTAL TOPICS Introduction / Interpenetrating subsamples / Estimation of means and totals over subpopulations / Random-response model / Selecting the number of callbacks / Summary / Exercises / Experiences with real data 12. SUMMARY Summary of the designs and methods / Comparisons among the designs and methods / Exercises

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