Sampling: Design and Analysis

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Cengage Learning, Dec 9, 2009 - Mathematics - 608 pages
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Sharon L. Lohr's SAMPLING: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS, 2ND EDITION, provides a modern introduction to the field of survey sampling intended for a wide audience of statistics students. Practical and authoritative, the book is listed as a standard reference for training on real-world survey problems by a number of prominent surveying organizations. Lohr concentrates on the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing a sample, incorporating a multitude of applications from a variety of disciplines. The text gives guidance on how to tell when a sample is valid or not, and how to design and analyze many different forms of sample surveys. Recent research on theoretical and applied aspects of sampling is included, as well as optional technology instructions for using statistical software with survey data.
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Solid book! Clear explanations with motivating examples. Easy to read with some of the more difficult proofs worked out. Great resource when trying to learn the basics of survey sampling

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Brilliant! I did pick up many other books including classics in the field, but this book was spot on. Every explanation is motivated by example(s) and a concept/idea is considered from various viewpoints (see author's treatment in chapter 2). From a course taker's perspective, author does not overwhelm the student with a lot of things and exercises are instructive. 

Contents

Introduction
1
Simple Probability Samples
25
Stratified Sampling
73
Ratio and Regression Estimation
117
Cluster Sampling with Equal Probabilities
165
Sampling with Unequal Probabilities
219
Complex Surveys
281
Nonresponse
329
Regression with Complex Survey Data
429
TwoPhase Sampling
469
Estimating Population Size
495
Rare Populations and Small Area Estimation
511
Survey Quality
527
Probability Concepts Used in Sampling
549
References
563
Author Index
587

Variance Estimation in Complex Surveys
365
Categorical Data Analysis in Complex Surveys
401

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Sharon Lohr (Ph.D. in statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Thompson Industries Dean's Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Arizona State University, where she has taught since 1990. Dr. Lohr's research focuses on survey sampling, design of experiments, and applications of statistics to social sciences and education. She has published numerous articles in journals including The Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Biometrika, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Wisconsin Law Review, and The American Statistician. She has served as chair of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association, president of the Arizona Chapter of the American Statistical Association, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and member of the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations and the Statistics Canada Advisory Board on Statistical Methodology. In 2003 she received the inaugural Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and in 2009 was selected to present the Morris Hansen Lecture.

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