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ICSA Book Series in Statistics

Sampling Theory and Practice

Authors: Wu, Changbao, Thompson, Mary E.

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  • Provides rich materials for teaching, research and practice in survey sampling
  • Includes ample exercise problems to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Integrates R packages that cover the book's topics for easy implementation
  • Bridges the gap between survey data analysis and statistical methods in other fields
  • Serves as a monograph for researchers and practitioners, and a textbook for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students
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The three parts of this book on survey methodology combine an introduction to basic sampling theory, engaging presentation of topics that reflect current research trends, and informed discussion of the problems commonly encountered in survey practice. These related aspects of survey methodology rarely appear together under a single connected roof, making this book a unique combination of materials for teaching, research and practice in survey sampling. Basic knowledge of probability theory and statistical inference is assumed, but no prior exposure to survey sampling is required. The first part focuses on the design-based approach to finite population sampling. It contains a rigorous coverage of basic sampling designs, related estimation theory, model-based prediction approach, and model-assisted estimation methods. The second part stems from original research conducted by the authors as well as important methodological advances in the field during the past three decades. Topics include calibration weighting methods, regression analysis and survey weighted estimating equation (EE) theory, longitudinal surveys and generalized estimating equations (GEE) analysis, variance estimation and resampling techniques, empirical likelihood methods for complex surveys, handling missing data and non-response, and Bayesian inference for survey data. The third part provides guidance and tools on practical aspects of large-scale surveys, such as training and quality control, frame construction, choices of survey designs, strategies for reducing non-response, and weight calculation. These procedures are illustrated through real-world surveys. Several specialized topics are also discussed in detail, including household surveys, telephone and web surveys, natural resource inventory surveys, adaptive and network surveys, dual-frame and multiple frame surveys, and analysis of non-probability survey samples. This book is a self-contained introduction to survey sampling that provides a strong theoretical base with coverage of current research trends and pragmatic guidance and tools for conducting surveys. 

About the authors

Changbao Wu is Professor of Statistics at the University of Waterloo. He has done extensive research on the design and analysis of complex surveys. He received the CRM-¬≠SSC Prize in Statistics in 2012 and was named Fellow of ASA and Elected Member of ISI in 2014. He has served as an Associate Editor for several statistical journals including Biometrika, Journal of the American Statistical Association and The Canadian Journal of Statistics

Mary E. Thompson is Distinguished Professor Emerita in Statistics at the University of Waterloo. She is a leading expert on survey methodology and the author of the book Theory of Sample Surveys (1997). She has received numerous awards and honors including the Gold Medal of Statistical Society of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-44246-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sampling Theory and Practice
Authors
Series Title
ICSA Book Series in Statistics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44246-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44246-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44244-6
Series ISSN
2199-0980
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 365
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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