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Lecture Notes in Statistics

Ranked Set Sampling

Theory and Applications

Authors: Chen, Zehua, Bai, Zhidong, Sinha, Bimal

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This is the first book on the concept and applications of ranked set sampling. It provides a comprehensive review of the literature, and it includes many new results and novel applications.

Scientists and researchers on this subject will find a balanced presentation of theory and applications. The mathematical rigor of the theoretical foundations makes it beneficial to researchers. The detailed description of various methods illustrated by real or simulated data makes it useful for scientists and practitioners in application areas such as agriculture, forestry, sociology, ecological and environmental science, and medical studies. It can serve as a reference book and as a textbook for a short course at the graduate level.

Zehua Chen is Associate Professor of Statistics at the National University of Singapore. Zhidong Bai is Professor of Statistics at the National University of Singapore; he is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Bimal Sinha is the Presidential Research Professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County; he is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This comprehensive and up-to-date monograph covers, systematically and in simple language, the theory and applications of ranked set sampling (RSS), an improved technique related to traditional simple random sampling (SRS). Strong emphasis is placed on theoretical developments in RSS. In the meanwhile, the practical orientation and broad coverage will appeal to researchers and scientists working in sampling techniques, experimental designs, nonparametric statistics, and related fields...I would highly recommend this well-written and reasonably priced book." Techometrics, February 2005

"Ranked Set Sampling: Theory and Applications represents a major achievement, providing an up-to-date account of major research in ranked set sampling....this book would be a good addition to the library of anyone involved in statistical, environmental, and ecological research." Journal of the American Statistical Association, September 2005

"The book is well laid out with concepts well explained...Those who are recently getting interested in the topic will find it an excellent start." Biometrics, December 2005

"This is the first monograph on ranked set sampling (RSS). … The book presents a happy mixture of theory and applications. Indeed, theoretical foundations are provided with mathematical rigor, and various methods are illustrated by real or simulated data. … The book will be used as a common reference by statisticians as well as practitioners in agriculture, sociology, ecological and medical studies, etc. It can serve as a textbook for a short course at the graduate level." (Oleksandr Kukush, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1045 (20), 2004)

"This comprehensive and up-to-date monograph covers, systematically and in simple language, the theory and applications of ranked set sampling (RSS) … . the practical orientation and broad coverage will appeal to researchers and scientists working in sampling techniques, experimental designs, nonparametric statistics, and related fields. … I would highly recommend this well-written and reasonably priced book to researchers and practitioners, all of whom are likely to use one or more of the methods it discusses." (Chunming Zhang, Technometrics, Vol. 47 (1), February, 2005)

"This is the first book on the concept and applications of ranked set sampling. It provides a comprehensive review of the literature, and it includes many new results and novel applications. The mathematical rigor of the theoretical foundations makes it beneficial to researchers. The detailed description of various methods illustrated by real or simulated data makes it useful for scientists and practitioners … . It can serve as a reference book and as a textbook for a short course at the graduate level." (L'Enseignement Mathematique, Vol. 50 (1-2), 2004)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chen, Zehua (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Balanced Ranked Set Sampling I: Nonparametric

    Chen, Zehua (et al.)

    Pages 11-51

  • Balanced Ranked Set Sampling II: Parametric

    Chen, Zehua (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • Unbalanced Ranked Set Sampling and Optimal Designs

    Chen, Zehua (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • Distribution-Free Tests with Ranked Set Sampling

    Chen, Zehua (et al.)

    Pages 103-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ranked Set Sampling
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Statistics
Series Volume
176
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21664-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-21664-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-40263-5
Series ISSN
0930-0325
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 227
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