Pseudo-Populations

A Basic Concept in Statistical Surveys

Authors: Quatember, Andreas

  • The book delivers an intuitive access to the basic ideas of sampling
  • Develops theory for advanced methods based on this intuitive access
  • Helps to combine (classical) full response sampling theory with the practice of nonresponse and untruthful answering
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About this book

This book emphasizes that artificial or pseudo-populations play an important role in statistical surveys from finite universes in two manners: firstly, the concept of pseudo-populations may substantially improve users’ understanding of various aspects in the sampling theory and survey methodology; an example of this scenario is the Horvitz-Thompson estimator. Secondly, statistical procedures exist in which pseudo-populations actually have to be generated. An example of such a scenario can be found in simulation studies in the field of survey sampling, where close-to-reality pseudo-populations are generated from known sample and population data to form the basis for the simulation process.

The chapters focus on estimation methods, sampling techniques, nonresponse, questioning designs and statistical disclosure control.

This book is a valuable reference in understanding the importance of the pseudo-population concept and applying it in teaching and research.

About the authors

Andreas Quatember is Associate Professor at the Department for Applied Statistics (IFAS) at the Johannes Kepler University JKU in Linz (Austria). He studied Statistics and wrote his doctoral thesis on "Quota Sampling". His main research topics are sampling theory and survey methodology. Currently, he is working on the project “Data quality in statistical surveys”.

Reviews

“This book attempts to present the theory of sample selection and estimation in the context of sampling from finite populations via a concept called ‘pseudo-populations’. … On the whole, this book is a welcome addition to the subject. … it will serve as a useful reference for graduate students specializing in survey sampling.” (Aloke Dey, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Statistical Surveys

    Quatember, Andreas

    Pages 1-4

  • The Pseudo-Population Concept

    Quatember, Andreas

    Pages 5-51

  • Nonresponse and Untruthful Answering

    Quatember, Andreas

    Pages 53-63

  • Simulation Studies in Survey Sampling

    Quatember, Andreas

    Pages 65-69

  • The Bootstrap Method in Survey Sampling

    Quatember, Andreas

    Pages 71-84

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11784-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pseudo-Populations
Book Subtitle
A Basic Concept in Statistical Surveys
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11785-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11785-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11784-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 138
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