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.
A text/CD-ROM package bringing the field of survey sampling into the real world, for a first course in survey sampling in statistics for students with a previous introductory statistics course. Concentrates on the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing a sample, with examples drawn from a variety of areas, and emphasizes evaluation of real surveys and solution of problems. Includes chapter exercises. The companion CD-ROM contains data sets and a computer program, providing support for text exercises and projects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.