# Sampling: Design and Analysis

Cengage Learning, Dec 9, 2009 - Mathematics - 608 pages
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