This accessible introduction to sampling methods features many illustrations from surveys of human populations. The sampling methods described may also be used to survey animals, plants, minerals, physical products, accounts and inventories.
FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEY SAMPLING. Basic Concepts of Sampling. Stratified Sampling. Systematic Sampling; Stratification Techniques. Cluster Sampling and Subsampling. Unequal Clusters. Selection with Probabilities Proportional to Size Measures (PPS). The Economic Design of Surveys. SPECIAL PROBLEMS AND TECHNIQUES. Area Sampling. Multistage Sampling. Sampling from Imperfect Frames. Some Selection Techniques. RELATED CONCEPTS. Biases and Nonsampling Errors. Some Issues of Inference from Survey Data. Appendices. References. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.