This book is about both the mathematics of sample surveys and about sample surveys. The mathematics is both elementary and rigorous. It is suitable for a one year junior-senior level course for mathematics and statistics majors as well as for students in the social sciences who are not handicapped by a fear of proofs in mathematics. It requires no previous knowledge of statistics, and it could actually serve as an introduction to statistics. A sizeable part of the book covers the discrete probability needed for the sampling methods covered. Topics then covered are: simple random sampling, sampling with unequal probabilities, linear relationships, stratified sampling, cluster sampling and two-stage sampling.Chapter. 1. Events. and. Probability. 1.1. Introduction. to. Probability. The notion of the probability of an event may be approached by at least three methods. One method, perhaps the first historically, is to repeat an experiment or game (inanbsp;...

Title | : | Mathematical Methods in Sample Surveys |

Author | : | Howard G. Tucker |

Publisher | : | World Scientific - 1998-01-01 |

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